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Lance '77 

Lance '77 

Volume 26 
Gannon College 
Erie, Pennsylvania 

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Campus Life 










Showdown On 7th Street 

Would You Believe, Love? 

Wehrle Comes Alive 

It All Started . . . 

A Pipe Dream Come True 

No Boasting Allowed 



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A chilly October rain fell upon 
Erie that Monday night in 1970. Msgr. 
Wilfrid Nash, president of Gannon 
College, was relaxing in his residence 
on West Sixth Street when he re- 
ceived a call from the director of 
student living. 

There were serious rumors a group 
of students wanted to take over Old 
Main. Could he get over there right 

It was going to be a long night. 

How does one prepare for such a 
confrontation? For the chanting and 
the anger and the threats, for those 
impossible demands — we want 24- 
hour open dorms drinking privi- 
ledges equal representation on all 
the standing committees and the 
board of trustees more electives 
less philosophy less theology more 
pass/fail options an end to all re- 
pression in the Third World an end 
to the R.O.T.C. Program an end to 
the war in Vietnam and what are you 
going to do about it?— for the 
rumbling and shouting and pushing 
and shoving, the air tense, electric, 
ready . . . ready for that one rock 
to be thrown, ready for chaos, 
pandemonium, trouble . . . serious 
trouble. What if someone gets hurt? 
What if a building gets ripped apart? 
What to do to make them . . . go 

Well, you do what you have to. It 
turns out that the confrontation at 
Old Main wasn't nearly as dramatic 
as this. 

Msgr. Nash recalls it almost matter- 
of-factly: "Well, what happened was, 

I got a call in the evening from the 
director of student living. The rumor 
was that a group of students were 
going to take over Old Main. So we 
all came down here and spent the 

But for a while there . . . who knew 
what to expect? 

Better round up the student per- 
sonnel officials. Get Dick Dunford 
over here. And Joe Pisoni, Bruce 
Payette. Call Mario Bagnoni. And 
alert the cops. Get a few over here. 
Barricade the building. Lock and 
chain the doors. Ready? Set? . . . 

This was around 11 or 12 o'clock. 
And when about 30 students 
marched up the front steps of Old 
Main at about 2 a.m., they quickly 
found that the administration build- 
ing was not for the taking. 

Standing on the other side of that 
door was Msgr. Nash, Security Chief 
Mario Bagnoni, and the student per- 
sonnel officials. 

Did they want to talk? 

Well, yeah, they guessed, no use 
getting this demonstration all to- 
gether and not doing something with 

So the students were let in out of 
the rain and they talked. "By then 
the cops were all over the place," 
Msgr. Nash recalls. "And they were 
angry because I called the cops. I 
finally said, 'Well, gentlemen, we've 
been at this long enough — either you 
leave now or I will expell all of you. 

They left peacefully. 



On the way out, one walked over 
to Msgr. Nash and asked for a light 
for his cigarette. He got the light 
and turned to join his friends. 

End of crisis 

| f it makes any difference, these 
students were protesting a friend's 
being expelled for repeatedly dis- 
obeying the college rule against 
freshmen under 21 living outside the 
dormitories. This is what the account 
in the Gannon Knight says. Ask Msgr. 
Nash what it was all about and he'll 
tell you he can't even remember. 

Who can blame him? He faced so 
many of these confrontations, 
demonstrations, rallies, protests, 
marches, sit-ins, boycotts, and the 
like that they have all sort of lumped 
together into one big murky stew. 

Certain incidents stand out, to be 
sure. Like the time a few hundred 
students jammed into his office (or 
at least tried to— most of them 
wound up pouring out into the 
secretary's anteroom and the lobby 
outside) to demonstrate their "soli- 
darity" on a few current com- 
plaints—listen to this— Pass/fail (the 
Gannon Knight account does not 
specify what they wanted done on 

this point), raising the Student Acti- 
vities Fee for fulltime students to $5, 
and the "Student Union problem" 
(whatever that was). 

And an uglier, more serious inci- 
dent occurred in 1971 when a resi- 
dent adviser was attacked by five 
students. He was so badly injured 
that doctors feared he would lose 
his eyesight or worse, his life, as a 
result. (Luckily, he did not lose 
either.) But because the R.A. was 
white and his attackers black, serious 
racial tensions erupted on campus 
and spewed forth a whole week of 
threats, accusations, rallies, and 

And Msgr. Nash, as president, 
stood at the center of all this: Calm 
down the whites. Reassure the blacks. 
Listen to the demands. Withstand 
the pressures from the faculty, trus- 
tees, parents, alumni. Answer to the 
angry local news media. Restore 

It was a very bad time for Gannon; 
Msgr. Nash calls it the worst. 

Or course, these turbulent years, 
from about 1969 to 1972, are going to 
stand out. But there were good years, 
too. And they all started back in 1933 

with the founding of Cathedral 

Perhaps a measure of the success 
of such a young college — Gannon is 
only 33 years old — can be found in 
the sheer guts and determination of 
its humble beginnings. 

Gannon's founder and first presi- 
dent is the late Msgr. Joseph Wehrle. 
Back in 1933 the depression was still 
on, and Msgr. Wehrle, a much-loved 
teacher at Cathedral Preparatory 
School, was getting very frustrated. 
Here he had all these bright boys- 
talented students, diligent students — 
and he couldn't get them into the 
college. They had no money. 

Well, this just wouldn't do. So he 
said, "Well, I'll start a college." And 
he did. 

The new school for these boys was 
Cathedral College, a two-year Erie 
extension of St. Vincent's College in 
Latrobe, Pa. 

This isn't even the half of it, 
though. Dr. Wehrle managed this 
planning and negotiating — all of the 
business that goes into Founding a 
College— while the bishop was off on 
a trip in Europe. 

PROTEST! March 3, 1971. "The mood of the crowd was polite and friendly as they filed into the office and overflowed into the Old Main 
lobby." — The Gannon Knight, March 6, 1971. Meeting the students along with Msgr. Nash was Richard Dunford (left), now Vice-President 
for Student Personnel Services. 


Welcome home, bishop. Oh, by 
the way, we started a college while 
you were away. 

Msgr. Nash didn't say whether the 
bishop hit the roof over this develop- 
ment, but it doesn't really matter 
now. Cathedral College continued 
very nicely until 1941, at which 
time it became the four-year Gannon 
School of Arts and Sciences (in 
conjunction with Villa Maria Col- 
lege), and then in 1944, Gannon 

M sgr. Nash was in that first class in 
1933. He was once one of the boys 
for whom Cathedral College was 
founded and even now, in 1977, he 
maintains that the purpose of Gannon 
College has not changed. "In that 
first class there must have been 
almost 50 of us, and boy, I can men- 
tion doctors . . . there are about 16 
priests out of that class. They're 
really talented people who didn't 
have any money. 

"And that's why — even right now, 
when I talk to the faculty about tui- 
tion — our tuition has to be what the 
ordinary family in Erie can pay," he 
said, referring to the recent Faculty 
Senate argument that Gannon tuition 
should be raised because the average 
family's income has increased. 

"Even if our graduates now are 
coming from college-trained parents, 
that still is not the point. The point 
is, that any kid in Erie who wants to 
get a Christian, Catholic education 
should be able to come here. The 
more people that can't come here 
because of money, the more we're 
losing our purpose." 

The man should know. He has 
been president of Gannon College 
for 21 years, ever since 1956. Just 
how he became president is yet 
another incident in Gannon's rough- 
and-tumble history. The truth of it 
is, Msgr. Wehrle did not retire 
voluntarily. "The teachers said that 
if they didn't get rid of the president 
they'd all quit," Msgr. Nash said. 

Msgr. Nash was Fr. Nash back then 
and was dean of the college. Im- 
mediately after his ordination in 
1942, he was assigned to Gannon and 
began as a philosophy teacher. This 
quickly changed with the beginning 
of World War II. 

By February of 1943 all but 35 of 
Gannon's 250 students were drafted 
into the military service. "So we had 

35 students. We couldn't afford to 
have many teachers, so the ones of us 
that taught here taught everything," 
he said. 

"Everything" for Fr. Nash included 
philosophy, theology, psychology, 

'"I'm still convinced 

we give more 

priviledges in our dorms 

than we should give as 

a Catholic college. '" 

Shakespeare — an experience he 
looks back upon with horror — and 

When the enrollment went back 
up he was able to return to his 
specialty, psychology. In fact, he 
completed all of the credits for his 
doctorate in psychology and only 
needed a year of residence at Ford- 
ham University, but the diocese 
couldn't afford to let him go for 
that year. He stayed at Gannon. 

Of course, there were many thing? 
to be done here. One choice piece 
of information on his biography sheet 
is that he served as Director of 

He laughs about the title. "It was 
just a question of having a bunch of 
students interested in playing basket- 
ball. They needed somebody to work 
out the schedule and get the equip- 
ment and that's what I did. It was the 
only athletics we had here so you 
could say I was directing it, but not in 
the sense that Elwell is today." 

Be that as it may, how did he 
manage to schedule competition for 
a fledgling, unproven team? Well, he 
wrote in an old alumni magazine, the 
thing to do was to "send a begging 
letter to every college within a 
hundred and fifty mile radius of Erie." 
It worked: Alliance, Allegheny, St. 
Bonaventure, Baldwin-Wallace, 

Canisius, Kent State, Ohio University, 
Niagara University, and St. Vincent 
all agreed to give Gannon a try. Some 
heavy schools there. And yes, Gan- 
non lost to Canisius, Baldwin-Wal- 
lace, and Ohio U. But the others were 
all victories for the team of 1944-45. 
Not a bad start. 

Then, too, Msgr. Nash was vice- 
president of the college, something 
he didn't even know about until he 
saw it in the catalog. He laughs about 
this title, too. "They were meaning- 

less things— they didn't change your 
duties. It just looked better in the 
catalog to have a vice-president." 

His appointment as dean came 
sometime in the early fifties. Nine- 
teen fifty-six rolled along and he was 
dean, the priest with the most 
seniorty, and soon to be the second 
president of the college. 

It happened in April. As Msgr. 
Nash remembers it, "I was out on a 
weekend — I was giving a retreat. And 
when I got back in town on a Sunday 
I had a call that the bishop wanted 
to see me — right away. So I went up 
and he said, 'Tomorrow morning 
when you go in the office, you take 
Dr. Wehrle's office and you're the 

It was that quick — an overnight 
"coup d'etat." 

"It was that quick and it was nasty," 
he said. "You know, when you came 
in on a situation like that, the arch- 
bishop — it almost killed him because 
Dr. Wehrle had given all those dedi- 
cated years of service." 

Then why force him to leave? As it 
turns out, Msgr. Wehrle proved to be 
an unpredictable administrator. A 
tremendous teacher, but as an ad- 
ministrator . . . 

Some of his actions as president, in 
retrospect, take on an almost impish 
quality. Take the case of the student 
who wanders in at nine o'clock on 
Tuesday night. Classes are to begin 
the next morning. This kid can't get 
any of the courses he needs, so to 
satisfy this one student Msgr. Wehrle 
changes the whole schedule, then 
hands it over to Msgr. Nash and the 
other administrators on Wednesday 

This is true. What a stunt! It sounds 
great today — a funny anecdote, great 
dirt, whatever — but think if you 
were a teacher or administrator or 
student on that Wednesday morning. 
Pandemonium. "And then we had to 
cover up," Msgr. Nash said, "How 
did we cover up? Well, any of the 
kids that had conflicts — we'd put 
them in one room and solve the 
conflicts as quickly as possible so the 
students were all settled within a 
couple of days." 

Then problems with the faculty 
were building up. There were 
grumblings about salary, but "What 
really riled up the teachers more than 
anything else— they'd be a professor 


today and tomorrow he'd make them 
an associate professor." 

Well, that was it. The archbishop 
decided to accept the faculty's posi- 
tion and make the change. So Fr. 
Nash, then 41 years old, became the 
second president of Gannon College. 

"T hat whole year was hell," he said, 
looking back on his first year as 
president. "Well, I imagine if I over- 
threw the President of the United 
States — I would not be so proud of 
being President if I got it that way." 
Mingled with these feelings are Msgr. 
Nash's memories of Dr. Wehrle the 
teacher, Dr. Wehrle the person, and 
Dr. Wehrle the prime mover behind 
Cannon College. "He's the reason 
Gannon is here. And he could never 
be played down for that." 

Msgr. Nash was one of Dr. Wehrle's 
students at Prep and Cathedral Col- 
lege. "He didn't even have to use a 
book. He could go right down those 
pages word for word. He taught 
everything. What he liked best was 
to teach math." 

A favorite Dr. Wehrle/math anec- 
dote runs thus: He works out a 
problem on the board, and when he 
gets to the end he doesn't get the 
answer that the book says. So he says, 
"The book is wrong." The next day, 
his students ask him to do the same 
problem. He forgets that he just did 
it the day before, and this time he 
gets the same answer as the book. 
One of the students yell out, "Hey, 
yesterday you didn't agree with 
that." "Well," he says, "the book is 
right today." 

A broad grin covers Msgr. Nash's 
face. "You can see how the kids 
would grow to love a character like 

Or another time. Msgr. Nash and 
some fellow students are hanging 
around Dr. Wehrle's office at Cathe- 
dral College. One asks him, "Hey, 
Doc, how about lending me a buck?" 
So Dr. Wehrle pulls out his wallet and 
says, "Well, there's only one buck 
in there — you may as well have it." 

This is the man Msgr. Nash wants 
remembered. "Anyone who knew 
him on that basis— he could do no 

That first year was indeed diffi- 
cult. In addition to the upset caused 
by the changeover, the Middle States 
evaluation was coming up. "The 

trustees were looking over my 
shoulder like I was a little boy with 
a pen. And that's what I mean by 
being tough. If we didn't pass Middle 
States, we'd have gone out of 

Well, Gannon made it through that 
crisis. And in the years that followed, 
Gannon positively prospered. Under 
Msgr. Nash's leadership, enrollment 
more than doubled; Beyer, Wehrle, 
Finegan, Zurn Science Center, and 
the Learning Resource Center were 
built; the graduate school was estab- 
lished; and 53 new programs on the 
graduate, under-graduate, and two- 
year level were added. 

T hen, around 1969, the tough 
years began again. The Vietnam War 
years — the years when protest against 
the war became felt at Gannon. Msgr. 
Nash looks back on these years with a 
curious mixture of bitterness and 
understanding. Students at that time 
"lacked a future to look forward to," 
he said. "College was a stopping 
point before Vietnam. And the col- 
lege was turned into a night club." 
The commitment to study wasn't 
there. College was a refuge. 

Add to this Gannon's great experi- 
ment in a Social Cause — an experi- 
ment that backfired miserably. The 
idea — recruit inner-city blacks and 
give them an education and an equal 
chance to succeed in life — was part 
of a national trend. It was conceived 
with the best of intentions. And it was 
also incredibly naive. 

During those years, there was a 
strong influx of black students from 
Philadelphia and New York City. 
"They came in and we had no pro- 
fessional personnel to handle them. 
We were all ignorant. We didn't 
realize the depth of the problem," 
he said. "We were demanding that 
they live according to our culture 
and they were demanding that we 
follow their culture, so it was a 
natural conflict." 

The black students felt out of place 
at Gannon — a Catholic, middle class/ 
working class college in conservative 
Erie, Pa. All these feelings of aliena- 
tion, division, and conflict were final- 
ly touched off— for both blacks and 
whites — by the incident in South 
Hall, when black students attacked a 

Msgr. Nash looks back on these 
extrememly trying days and finds the 
racial tensions loaded with many 
underlying problems. "I think that in 
that period of time, whenever a black 
and a white met, it was a racial 
problem. Superficially. And everyone 
was satisfied to solve it superficially 
rather than going any deeper. That's 
why I'm saying rooted in this problem 
was the draft and everything con- 
nected with it." 

There certainly were other things 
connected with the student unrest 
of those years. Like the 24 credits 
of philosophy and theology demand- 
ed of every student. And a sizeable 
helping of paranoia — reports of Drug 
Suspicion Lists, R.A. "spies" and the 
like. Drinking rights and 24-hour 
visitation rights in the dorms — also 
big issues. 

The college never did allow 24- 
hour visitations or drinking rights. 
"I'm still convinced we give more 
priviledges in our dorms than we 
should give as a Catholic college. I 
guess I'm old-fashioned enough that I 
think there should be a dormitory 
for the men and a dormitory for the 
women and if they want to meet they 
should meet in general areas — but 
not in their rooms." 

The theology/philosophy require- 
ments were eventually reduced to 6 
and 6 in 1974 with the introduction 
of the liberal studies curriculum. 

But other than that, Msgr. Nash 
said "we would never budge" on 
Gannon's Catholic commitment. "I 
always told everybody, the day that 
we do not teach Catholic theology, 
and philosophy as a buttress for 
Catholic theology, I'm not going to 
be here. Because that's my purpose 
in life. If I can't achieve my purpose 
here, there's another place where I 
can. I'm not going to stick around 
here and be a secular institution." 

During those years, Msgr. Nash 
thinks that rebellion was the prime 
factor, not necessarily the specific 
complaints. "They just did not want 
to be told. They wanted to develop 
their own thing, and do it in their 
own way, without any interference 
on anyone's part." 

How did he deal with the various 
protests, sit-ins, and "demonstra- 
tions of solidarity"— a clever phrase 
for mass intimidation — with the ca- 
joling and demanding and accusing? 


Msgr. Nash addresses students 
at a Baccalaureate Mass as Arch- 
bishop John Mark Cannon looks 

An everyday photo, now valued because one of 
the long-since-vanished Old Main lions is shown. 
Tradition has it that the lions now sleep at the 
bottom of Lake Erie, though no one seems to know 
what happened for sure. 

Msgr. Nash announces the ap- 
pointment of Dr. Joseph Scotti- 
no as President of Gannon Col- 
lege — June 1, 1977. 

"During that whole period of time, 
no matter what group it was, if you 
could get them separated into ones, 
or twos, you could have a good talk 
with them," he said. "You put them 
together in a group and you may as 
well shut up. I'm no match for 20 stu- 
dents who all want to talk at once. 

October 1976. Msgr. Nash, now 61 
years old, wants to retire. He doesn't 
have to retire until he is 65. But by 
then there may be new problems — 
decreasing enrollments, scrambling 

for federal aid, creating new, spe- 
cialized programs to help keep Gan- 
non afloat. These are problems 
enough without the added task of a 
lengthy and detailed presidential 
selection process. So, he tells the 
trustees, he wants to retire. Find a 
president to take over in July, 1977, 
he tells them. 

"There are good years at Gannon," 
he says in his prepared statement. 
"Years of sound budgeting, good 
enrollment, and positive campus at- 
titudes. This is an appropriate time 

to transfer the responsibilities of the 

In selecting a new president, he 
instructs them: "I want every one of 
you to think of the good of the 

T he good of the college. 

The phrase was appropriate in 
October, and it is appropriate now, 
upon his retirement: For these words 
describe the entire career of Msgr. 



Notable visitors . . . 

Richard Nixon, on the campaign trail — 1960. 

Julian Bond, Georgia legislator and civil 
rights activist — lecture, November 1971. 

George McGovern, on the campaign trail- 
October 1972. 

Jimmy Carter, on the campaign trail— Octo- 
ber 1976. 

Jane Fonda, anti-war activist — lecture, spring 

Humbert Humphrey, on the campaign trail— 1968. 


Notable occasions . . . 

Msgr. Nash offers Mass— Kent State Moratorium Day, May 6, 1970. Behind him are Rev. 
Robert Susa (left) and Rev. Richard Sullivan. 

And one very 
memorable . . 

Msgr. Nash receives Honorary Doctor of Letters 
degree— Fordham University, 1957. At right is 
Francis Cardinal Spellman. 


In Texas, he was the deputy warden at Huntsville State Peni- 
tentiary. Off the coast of Korea, he performed several operations 
as a naval surgeon in the Royal Canadian Navy. 

At Gannon College, he was Dr. Robert Litton French, prof- 
fessor of psychology and dean of the school of philosophy. 

Despite his fantastic record, he was wanted throughout 
North America for desertion from all branches of the military 
service, fraud, forgery, theft, embezzling, resisting arrest, 
vagrancy, and public drunkenness. 

His real name was Ferdinand Waldo Demara, otherwise known 
as The Great Imposter. 

As Dr. French, Demara taught at Gannon in the fall of 1945. 
Gannon, fledgling in its second year, was an obscure place for a 
man with his credentials. And Msgr. Joseph Wehrle, then presi- 
dent of the- college, wondered about them. 

"I want to be frank with you, Father," was Demara's answer. 
"I want to become a good Catholic convert but I also want to be 
able to grow with the school and leave my mark on it forever." 

Demara evidently was sincere in his desire to see Gannon 

grow. Soon after his initial meeting with Dr. Wehrle, Demara 

ordered several hundred calling cards and stationery engraved: 

Dr. Robert Litton French 

B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Psychology 

Dean of the School of Philosophy 

Gannon University 

He didn't last long at Gannon, however, Msgr. Wilfrid Nash, 
who was teaching psychology, found him to be "an extremely 
likeable person" but soon became suspicious of Dr. French's 
credibility as a teacher. "He was refuting the very fundamentals 
of psychology," Msgr. Nash said. It was soon decided that he 
would be dismissed at the end of the fall semester. 

But Demara, also a hard drinker, got himself caught before 
that. While hoisting a few with his cronies at the old Fisher 
Hotel — which stood where Beyer Hall now is— he became a bit 
rowdy. After smashing the mirror behind the bar, Demara was 
hauled off to jail, all the while protesting: "Call Archbishop 
Gannon! Call Dr. Wehrle!" After being booked and having a 
nationwide wire put out on him, French was discovered by the 
Erie police to be a phony. 

Thus ended Dr. French's brief career at "Gannon University." 
—Compiled from the Gannon Knight, September 21, 1973. 

Msgr. Nash and family at the reception celebrating his elevation to Domestic 
Prelate (Monsignor) by Pope John XXIII — December 1960. 

At the formal signing of the Gannon-Hahnemann Cooperative Family Practice 
Program: Msgr. Nash and Dr. Martin Shober, President of Hahnemann 
Hospital and Medical College of Philadelphia — December 1974. 


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Faculty 81 

Bishop Alfred M. Watson— Chairman, Board of Trustees 



Msgr. Wilfrid J. Nash— College President 

Dr. Martin Larrey — Dean of Humanities 

Ronald Volpe — Dean of Business Administration 


Dr. Joseph Scottino— Vice-President for Academic Affairs 

J. Kevin Quinn — Vice-President for Business Affairs 

Rev. Lawrence Speice— Vice-President for External Affairs 

Richard Dunford — Vice-President for Student Personnel Dr. Halit Kosar— Dean of Science & Engineering 


Philip Kelly— Director, Open University Program 

Fred Marino — Public Relations Director 

Richard Sukitsch— Admissions Director 

Rev. Dr. Robert Levis— Director, Pontifical Center 

Raymond Cicero— Director, Evening & Summer 



Rev. Dr. Charles Draxler — Liberal Studies Director 

Dr. Rjchard Herbstritt— Director, Special Academic 


Dr. David Frew — Direct or, MBA Program 

Dr. John Rouch — Director, Graduate Programs 


Mary Pat Carney— Assistant Director of Financial Aid 

Lou Agnese — Director of Student Living 
Rev. Richard Sullivan— Director, Campus Ministry 

Rev. George Strohmeyer— Director, Freshman Services 

James Treiber — Financial Aid Director 


Dennis Steele— Controller 

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Marianne Bock — Ass't. Director of Student Living Sr. Cynthia DeWaelsche— Ass't. Director of Campus Ministry 

Joseph McLaughin — Director, Guidance & Placement 
Ward McCracken — Registrar 


Rev. Casimir Lubiak— Director, Library & Learning Resource Center 

Rita Ann Nies — Assistant Librarian 


Anna Finegan — Assistant Librarian 

Bernard Schroeck — Assistant Librarian 



Frederick Thompson— Director, Educational Opportunity Program 

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Sr. Christian Koontz — 
Director, Tutorial Services 

Bonita Booker— Assistant Director, EOP 

Grace Da vies— Assistant Librarian 


Mary Hilbert, R.N.— College Nurse 

Ivan George— Baseball Coach 

Howard "Bud" Elwell— Athletics Director 

Robert Timmons, M.D.— College Physician 

Richard Wrobel — Intramural Director 
Kathryn Smith— Bookstore Manager 


Karen Morris— Coordinator & Coach of Women's Athletics 

Shirley Kiehlmeier, R.N. —Assistant Nurse 

Edward Sparling — Head Basketball Coach 
Thomas Flatley — Mailroom Director 


Robert Hammer — Director of Operations 


Rosalie McBride — Affirmative Action Coordinator 

Ernest Ellis— Physical Plant Director 
Mario Bagnoni— Security Chief 

Joseph Bressan 



John Alberstadt 


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William Latimer — Chairman 



Dr. John Susko 

Dr. Paul Tatsch 

Charles Bennett 

Rev. Robert Susa— Chairman 
Ernest Wright 


Dr. Abdelrahman Aburachis 

Frank ScaUse— Part-time 



Lou Close 

David Eichelsdorfer— Chairman 
Atty. James Hanes— Part-time 



Atty. Lee Fuller— Part-time 

Brian Napoli 


Atty. Lawrence Bolla — Part-time 

James Maskulka 
Timothy Oros— Part-time 



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Annmarie George 

Art & Music 

Rev. Dr. Howard Niebling — Director 

Robert Wehrer— Chairman 

Paul Adams 




Rev. Dr. Paul DeSante— Chairman 

Dr. Cherie Ann Haeger 

Richard Zinober 

James Gates— Graduate Assistant 

Dr. Robert Guerrein — Part-time 



Dr Dennis Renner 

Dr. Dolores Sarafinski, O.S.B. 

Larry Moore— Graduate Assistant 

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Edward Babowicz 

Mary Weckesser— Graduate Assistant 


Marlene Chrisman— Part-time 

Dr. Charles Smith 
Margaret Tenpas— Part-time 


Valerie Pizzat— Graduate Assistant 

Regis Sabol— Part-time 

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David DeSante— Part-time 


Sally LeVan— Graduate Assistant 

Pamela DiNicola — Part-time 
Dr. Robert Vales 




& Cultures 

Dr. Miguel Sague — Spanish 

Rev. Dr. Robert Fin— Russian 

Dr. Paul Peterson — Latin (Chairman) 

William Carney — French 

Dr. Thomas Szendrey 



Dr. Frank Angotti— Chairman 

Dr. Robert Allshouse 

Dr. Matti Moosa 

Lydle Brinkle — Director 



Oh my! 
It's the Instructor 

By Elizabeth Bucarelli 

|t was the first day of class. Like 
most students, I was checking out this 
teacher to see how he would be with 
the course. (I have a fairly nasty 
habit of bolting when it seems the 
teacher — or the course — is going to 
be a bore. Needless to say, after 
five years of this game, my face is 
not all that welcome at the registrar's 

Anyhow, I'm checking him out. If 
outward appearance is any indica- 
tion, he is going to be all right. 
Pleasant face. Bow tie. (For some 
reason, I like the bow tie. It fits his 
personality.) A smoker. (Good, he's 
not going to bug us nicotine fiends.) 
A smiler. (That is always good news.) 

After he plops a stack of faded 
blue-books on the table — his notes, 
we later find out — he is ready to 

He gives the usual opening-day 
lecture. What he expects of us, what 
we can expect from him. First on 
everybody's mind is his grading 
system, so he talks about that. But 
something curious is happening. 
Something about the way he refers to 
himself. He doesn't say: "For Friday, 
I want you to read the first two 
chapters . . . etcetera." He says: "Your 
instructor wishes you to read the first 
two chapters . . . etcetera . . . ." 

"Your instructor"? 

Isn't he our instructor? 

Who is this man and who is he 
talking about? 

I have to find out more. So I 
ask him a question, I can't remember 
what it was. But when he calls on me, 
he asks me my name. 


"First name, please." It is a friendly, 
insistent tone. This is to become a 
catchphrase for the next few weeks. 
Nobody gets his question answered 
until the Instructor can get the name 
and the face soldered together in his 
mind. "First name, please." 


"O.K. Liz." 

Liz! Nobody calls me "Liz." "Oh, 
well, if you want my nickname, it's 

"O.K., Liz." 

This getsa big laugh, me included. 

And it was right after this exchange 
that I decided I really liked this 
Instructor guy — whoever he was. He 
was going to be some character. (I 
like "characters.") His lectures would 
probably be pretty good, and as I 
soon found out, they were: Inter- 
esting, detailed, funny tangents, here 
and there. (A lot of funny tangents, 
come to think of it.) 

The Instructor's real name? Gerard 
Patrick Walsh. (Oh, my.) 

A ttending a typical Walsh lecture 
is a lot like going to church in a 
revival tent. The subject isn't the 
same, but the style . . . the style is 

pure hellfire-whip-up-the-crowd- 
make - them - stand - up - and - shout 
- Amen! Give them the Vision! Show 
them the Way! Brother Gerard the 
Preacher-Man is going to lay down 
some heavy history to you, brothers 
and sisters. Brother Gerard is going to 
tell it, and you're going to hear it, 
brothers and sisters, you're going to 
hear it and understand] 

And that he does. Just like most 
revival-style preachers, Walsh is an 
excellent speaker and rhetorician. He 
conveys none of the frenzied 
urgency you find at revival meetings, 
but the electric atmosphere is still 

From the rolling cadence of his 
delivery, to the repetition of key 
phrases, to the rhetorical questions 
inserted strategically yet so casually 
into the narrative, to the direct, 
specific address to members of the 
class — the typical Walsh lecture is 
compelling. The way he talks, you 
almost have to listen. 

This is not to say all the students 
listen all the time. I can remember 
slipping in a few tic-tac-toe games 
with a friend during a not-so-com- 
pelling lecture. And other times you 
can see a student doodling, yawning, 
staring out the window . . . 

But this — here we are! — This is 
exactly the kind of situation the In- 
structor is geared for. If he sees a 
particular student slipping off, he 



will call on him. Not necessarily to 
quiz him or ask him a question, but 
just to casually remind him he is in 

"And so . . . T.R. was not a great 
but a near-great — Correct, Mr. Al- 
berstadt? — a near-great president." 

And the student will look up and 
confusedly nod his assent, and will 
usually pay attention for the re- 
mainder of the lecture, if for no other 
reason than to ensure comfortable 

And woe unto the class that slips 
into mass boredom. The Instructor 
has a bag full of outrageous stunts, 
gestures, and anecdotes tailored just 
for the occasion. 

The most outrageous of these, as I 
recall, is the famous "umbrella of 
God." Scene: Walsh sees the class 
isn't listening. Resolution: Walsh 
picks up his umbrella, opens it, leans 
back, this huge old black umbrella 
resting on his shoulder as though it 
were a delicate parsol shielding a 
Southern maiden from the ravages of 
the sun. All the while, he keeps on 
talking as if nothing out of the ordi- 
nary is happening. 

Then you hear it. A few muffled 
giggles. One student pokes his neigh- 
bor and points to the Instructor. This 
goes on down the row. Soon the 

whole class is roaring. Soon the 
whole class is . . . paying attention. 

But of course. And then it's back 
to the business of learning American 
history. "Gets 'em back in the ball 
game," he says. 

"The Umbrella of God," by the 
way, is the title he gave to this par- 
ticular stunt when I asked him about 
it. A curious title, to be sure, but for 
Gerard Patrick Walsh, it fits. 

He loves to coin his own special 
phrases and terms. Some of these 
are Walsh trademarks, "insider 
phrases" his students enjoy mimick- 
ing and trading among themselves." 
The Instructor" is one. "Oh, my!" — 
one of his favorite and most frequent 
interjections — is another. 

Then the true fan will delight in 
recounting other curious Walsh 
terms. Does a certain historical 
personage always say the wrong thing 
at the wrong time? Walsh will say he 
is afflicted with a severe case of 
"foot-in-mouth-ism." Is he a 
treacherous character? A true "snake 
in the grass." A dimwit? Most as- 
surdly a "mental midget." The villains 
and dimwits of history are aptly 
remembered in the lectures of 
Gerard Patrick Walsh. 

But then again, so are the good 
guys. Sometimes, in fact, he gets 

a bit too eloquent in their praise. 
More on that later. 

The total effect is what is important 
now. His lectures are so full of 
memorable buzzwords, alliterative 
phrases, and dramatic gestures that 
like the revival tent preacher, he 
almost always manages to keep his 
audience spellbound. 

Even an interview with the In- 
structor runs like a scenario out of 
one of these things, and he has a 
whole "lecture" prepared for me, 
notes and all. 

"Let's start with philosophy of 
teaching," he says. 

"First of all, a prof, if he is to have 
any effectiveness in class, must enjoy 
the good will — correct? — the good 
will of the class. 

"Number two. A prof must have 
what? Real feeling for his subject 
matter. He becomes so involved in it 
that he forgets himself. He can't 
even hear himself talking. But when 
he hears himself talking, it's fright- 
ening, correct? Then he knows he's 
doing a bad job." 

I ask him if he has ever heard 
himself talking. There is a short 
pause, and then he says: 


"Yes. And fellows have come up 
to me after class and said: 'There's 
something wrong.'" 

Sincerity is high on Walsh's teach- 
ing priorities. He doesn't put much 
stock in teaching theories, pedagogy, 
methodology. "The instructor does 
not believe in it," he says. "Does 
not believe in it." 

Thorough knowledge of the sub- 
ject is assumed; how the teacher 
communicates this knowledge to his 
students is what is important, he 
says. "Knowledge that is not made 
meaningful to the student is knowl- 
edge lost." 

Hence the Walsh lecture. Re- 
hearsed dramatics have no place in 
the classroom, he says, but a good 
teacher has to be "a ham actor to a 
degree." He has to show some emo- 
tion. "You have to choke up a little 
bit with some of your own observa- 
tions . . . get goose-pimples, correct? 
Because if you don't, they won't." 

On this point, many of his students 
give Walsh an A plus. A random 
sampling of students yielded one 
common opinion: He gets students 
involved in history; he makes it 
"real" to them. 

"Picture Mr. Walsh as putting you 
right in the situation," says Jim 

"He talks as if he were actually 
there," adds Dwayne Lynch. 

"It's just like children listening to a 
story," says Matthew M.M. 

O.K., he's good, but the man isn't 
a saint. What are his flaws. No one 
comes forward with any. 

"I like the guy," Gurino insists. 
"I just plain like the guy." 

A bit of criticism creeps in from 
Linda Murawski, a junior history 
major. First, she says, "He's stimu- 
lating enough even for a major — on 
the wealth of detail, the tangents." 
But, she adds, he might have a touch 
too much respect for the heroes and 
great men of history. 

She points to the time Walsh 
was extolling Benjamin Franklin's 
virtue, how he was faithful and true 
to his wife, and she challenged him 
on that point. "It's a known fact 
that Franklin slept around," she 
says. Finally, she recalls, Walsh said: 
"Oops — you forced me to say it — I 
didn't want to have to do it — Oh, 
my\ Franklin was not true to his wife." 

Later, when I ask him about this 
incident, he says: "Sometimes things 
are better left unsaid. Not that I'm 
a myth-maker. Sure, he had amoral 
tendencies." But, he says, he didn't 
think it was that important. If it were 
directly relevant to the events of 
history, "I would bring it out but I 
wouldn't emphasize it." 

Why not? 

"I like the stronger points in 
people rather than the weaker ones," 
he says. 

Maybe he got stung, but Walsh 
probably also got his best compli- 
ment from Murawski. "He manages 
to take a group of people and by the 
end of the semester they enjoy it," 
she says. "He does much to improve 
the impression people have of 



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Alpha Gamma Delta 

FRONT ROW: Nancy Murray, Paula Adams, Beth Paczolt. SECOND 
ROW: Carolyn Travers, Patty Koza, Roselle Randazzo.THIRD ROW: 
Bridget Davis, Mary Ann Thompson, Donna Morgan, Gina Minzak, 
Debby Herbol, Valerie Weber, Michele Genck, Monica Rodacy. 


Alpha Phi Delta 

1. FRONT ROW: Joe Triggiani, Dave Corello, Bob 
Kun, Dan Sharkey. SECOND ROW: Dave Jurenovich, 
Jim Larkin, Mike Sabol, Frank Porfido. THIRD ROW: 
Chip Navarro, Mark Foyil, Bill Colt. 2. Kevin Bentz, 
Pete Babnis, Frank Rossi, Dave Corello. 


Tau Kappa Epsilon 

1. FRONT ROW: Denny Nevidsky, Mark Pietrusinski, Bill Russell. SECOND ROW: 
Larry Desiderio, Bob Klinger. THIRD ROW: Brad Joll. FOURTH ROW: Jerry Cotter, 
Dan Durishan, Dan Latcovich, George "Kip" Koerner, Jim Lindquist, Dave Thompson, 
Lucian Drost. FIFTH ROW: George Strausbaugh, Joe Sunseri, Joe Francis, Mike Glaze. 

2. FRONT ROW: Mark Pietrusinski, Scott Chadwick, Phil Carstensen, Russ Hannibal, 
Joe Francis. SECOND ROW: Tom Guckert, Bill Macecevic, Larry Durishan, Bob 
Klinger, Dan Latcovich, Mark Wetzel. FOURTH ROW: Larry Weis, Dave Thompson, 
Joe Sunseri (TOP), Lou Drost (BOTTOM), Kip Koerner. (ROOF) FRONT ROW: Don 
Kaminski, Mike Glaze, Jeff MacDonald, Jim Lindquist, Pat Conlon. SECOND ROW: 
Tom Liscinski, Dave France, George Strausbaugh, Tom McCarthy, Paul McCarthy, 
Bruce Deeter. 


1. Jean Cucuzza, Paul McCarthy, Jim 
Lindquist, Bob Klinger, Carolyn Er- 
rigo. 2. Scott Chadwick, Lou Drost. 
3. John Fonzo, Bill McGivern, John 
Pistner, Dave Thompson, George 
"Kip" Koerner, Scott Chadwick, 
"Thumper." 4. Joe Mahoney, Bruce 
Deeter, Jeff Lake, Dave Thompson, 
Tom Liscinski, Earl Englehart, Lou 
Drost, Chris Buckel, Pat Conlon. 5. 
Phil Carstensen. 


Delta Chi 

1. FRONT ROW: Gary Miller, Steve Szymanski. 
BACK ROW: Drew Kramer, Terry Kerr, Pat Mc- 
Donald. 2. FRONT ROW: Randy Heemer, Harry 
Yale, Robert Barnhart, Tim Heberle. SECOND 
ROW: Gary Brozek, Jerry Rocchi, Mike Car- 
ducci, Herman Salcedo. THIRD ROW: Paul 
Freeman. ABSENT: Tom Piskor, Jon Miles, Joe 
Mazurkiewicz, Carl Stock, Kevin Shaffer, Tom 
Shetter, Kevin Dieterle, Jack Simon. 


Pi Kappa Alpha 

1. FRONT ROW: Paul Carneval, Mike Podobnik, 
Brian Reffner, Dave Stancheck, Matt Hauser. SEC- 
OND ROW: Brian McAndrew, Bill Weyand, Pat 
Ochalek THIRD ROW: Ray Reichert, Marty Huegel, 
Paul Bressan, Kevin Hartley, Bob Murray, Todd 
Main. 2. FRONT ROW: Keith Kallenbach, Mark 
Rakovan, John Crandall, Paul Bressan. SECOND ROW: 
Mark Ochalek, Kevin Dickson, Al Jezewski, Jim 
Machek. THIRD ROW: Mark Amadio, Scott Yochim, 
Chris Makowka. FOURTH ROW: Les Phillips, Rick 
Hofmann, Bill Kloecker, Rich McCarty, Marty Hue- 
gel, Glenn Hunsperger. ABSENT: Bob Cheatle, John 
Knouse, Joe Coogan, Rick Jansen, John Wiegmann, 
Scott Brown, Bill Miller. 



Seventh Street 

The Delta Sigs discover 

that $45,000 can buy 

a lot more than a new home. 


T he Delta Sigma Phi fraternity 
bought a new house in December 
and quickly discovered they also 
bought some very angry neighbors. 

The Sigs spent $45,000 for the 
house at 510 West 7th Street. It 
wasn't until after the sale that they 
learned the property could not be 
used as a fraternity without a vari- 
ance in the city zoning ordinance. 
And the Sigs' new neighbors were 
determined to oppose any variance. 

By the end of the spring semester, 
the dispute was headed for Erie 
County Court, far from settled. 

The neighborhood in that area 
of West 7th Street already has one 
fraternity house (the Pi Kappa Alpha 
chapter), a rehabilitation center for 
alcoholics, an engineering consult- 
ing firm, and a group home for 
juvenile delinquents. Most of the 
other buildings are used solely as 
private residences. One notable ex- 
ception is a private home which 

houses both a photography studio 
business and one of the most out- 
spoken opponents of the fraternity. 
Zoning for the neighborhood per- 
mits only one or two-family dwellings 
or dwellings housing no more than 
five non-related persons. The Pi 
Kappa Alpha house, the group home, 
the engineers, and the alcoholic re- 
hab center are there as variances 
from the code. And that was how the 
Delta Sigma Phi brothers hoped 
they too could stay in their new 

T o obtain a zoning variance in the 
City of Erie, a property owner must 
have approval of the zoning board. 
In most cases, requests for variances 
are taken to city council where all 
those affected by the change can 
voice opinions about it. Council 
then votes on the request and sends 
its decision, in the form of a recom- 
mendation, to the zoning hearing 

board. If council's decision is with- 
in the zoning law, the board accepts 
it and the matter is settled. 

The Sigs began the process by 
petitioning city council for a hearing 
on their request for a variance. Such 
requests are advertised and soon the 
fraternity's new neighbors heard 
about it. 

One of them, Robert Coffey of 549 
West 7th, organized the West 
Seventh Street Association and circu- 
lated a petition opposing the vari- 
ance. He claimed "a minimum of 30" 
signatures and said no property 
owner who was asked refused to 
sign. Most residents, Coffey said, 
expressed fears of lower property 
values and loud fraternity parties 
if the Sigs were allowed to move in. 

Members of the association were 
clearly preparing to take their case 
to city council, but it never reached 
that stage. 



The Sigs heard of the neighbor- 
hood opposition to their variance 
and, fearing they might not get a 
fair hearing before council because 
of it, withdrew their request. In- 
stead of the usual route, the fraternity 
took its request straight to the zoning 
hearing board where the variance 
was granted in early February. 

As the brothers celebrated and 
made new plans to move into their 
new quarters, some of their neigh- 
bors were making different plans— to 
appeal the board's decision in county 

Coffey charged that the college 
had used undue influence to bypass 
the council hearing. Councilman 
Mario Bagnoni, security officer at 
Gannon, was supposed to have "bull- 
dozed" the request through. 

"Naturally this would be hard to 
prove," Coffey said, "but we all 
know this is what happened." 

Bagnoni defended himself noting 
that "the zoning hearing board came 
up with legitimate, recorded reasons 
for granting the variance and I had 
no control over the proceedings 
which led to it being granted." 

The zoning hearing board ap- 
proved the variance because of the 
presence of other nearby properties 
which did not conform to the general 
zoning of the neighborhood, and be- 
cause, in the board's official minutes, 
"the proposed use (the Sigs' house) is 
in harmony with the adjacent 

It might have been officially de- 
creed by the zoning board, but har- 
mony was still in short supply on 
West 7th Street. The West Seventh 
Street Association appealed the 
board's decision to the court of 
common pleas, where a judge was to 
hear the arguments at about the 
same time the Lance was to be 

Although they did not buy their home 
through a realtor, Sig brothers Brad Farrah, 
Bill McGivern, and Jeff Boswell agreed to 
pose for this photo as a way of dramatizing 
their story. At this writing, they still do not 
know whether they will be able to keep the 
home they paid $45,000 for and contributed 
an additional $2,000 to in remodeling. 

Whatever the decision in court, 
the real controversy remains in the 
streets and yards of the 500-block of 
West 7th Street. Both sides tell dis- 
turbing stories about the treatment 
they receive. The permanent resi- 
dents describe "all-night parties" in 
which students get drunk and be- 
come obscene and disruptive. 
Fraternity brothers tell of neighbors 
throwing a baseball bat through their 
window during a Pikes party and 
slamming doors in their faces when 
the brothers tried to approach them 
as friends. 

There is some limited under- 
standing between the two sides. The 
Sigs recognize that their neighbors 
don't want to listen to the sounds of 
college students partying. The per- 
manent residents know that college 
students can be expected to be a 
little rowdy sometimes and that they 
must have some social life. But the 
understanding did not seem to help 


ABOVE: Delta Sigs at their April dedication ceremony. FRONT ROW: Dan Cathcart, Kevin McAlee, Steve Santoro. SECOND ROW: Mike 
Griffin, Jeff Boswell, Brad Farrah, John Mottillo, Lenny Poser, Jon Allegretti, Rev. Casimir Wozniak (chaplain), Art Cow, Ed Rusner (district 
governor). THIRD ROW: John Mahoney, Bill Doran, Bill Bernardo. BELOW: Sig Brothers and guests enjoy a friendly round of poker at their 
Casino Night. 


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Seventh Street Association members complain the fraternities disrupt their quiet life and contribute to property devaluation in the area. 

either side live more comfortably 
with the other. 

The Sigs' troubles seem to have 
started not last semester when they 
tried to move into their new home, 
but years before when the neighbor- 
hood first began its long co-existence 
with fraternities. Neighbors recall 
loud parties and drunken stragglers 
on their lawns from Pikes parties as 
far back as 1970. These memories, 
coupled with the prospect of a new 
source of the same kind of parties and 
drunken kids, caused the neighbors 
to take action against the Sigs. 

College President Msgr. Wilfrid 
Nash, when asked about the problem, 
tried to explain the college's atti- 
tude concerning fraternities and 
their neighbors. 

"The college likes to think of the 
surrounding neighborhood as sort of 
surrogate parents to the fraternities," 
he said. 

The neighbors, in a sense, give 
the brothers the same sort of guid- 
ance they might receive from their 

own parents— not constant supervi- 
sion, but a gentle reminder of the 
norms of society. Nash added that 
students must get the experience of 
living with people outside college. 

In the case of the Sigs and the West 
Seventh Street Assoication, the con- 
cept of surrogate parents failed. The 
two groups could not even com- 
municate—all negotiation had to be 
left to lawyers in a courtroom. As 
for acquiring experience in the 
world outside college, it is sometimes 
possible to get too much too fast. 

p or the Delta Sigma Phi brothers, 
it was a tense and difficult spring 
semester. "This has been a really 
tough situation to work with," Sig 
President Jeff Boswell said. "Since 
I walked into the presidency and the 
case this last semester, I haven't 
known what to think or what to do." 

One thing the Sigs managed to do 
last semester was a little ironic, and 
a little optimistic. On a Saturday in 
April, while lawyers for the two sides 

were working on the appeal in 
county court, the brothers held a 
formal dedication ceremony for their 
new, and embattled, home. They 
might never live in it, but it was 
officially dedicated. 

What would the fraternity do if the 
case is lost in common pleas court? 

"We would try to get as much as 
we could for the house," Boswell 
said, "and then start looking for 
another one." 

The hard question is what happens 
if they win. Learning to live with their 
neighbors cOuld be even tougher on 
the brothers of Delta Sigma Phi than 
the long hard spring of 1977. 




FRONT ROW: Ken Heidkamp, Terry Marynchek, Greg Starr, Bill Donnelly, John Ciminella, Paul Mora- 
bito, Keith Larkin, Pat Dugan. SECOND ROW: Tim McGrane, Terry Haggerty, Rick Wallace, Bruce 
Patterson, Ed Carnegie, Dap Pernice. THIRD ROW: Jim Torok, Chris Knoll, Greg Santora, Doug Pont- 
zer, Jeff Devinney, Jamie Hodinko. 



1. FRONT ROW: Janie Hejmowski, 
Marcy Simon, Mari Jo Virgili, Hugh 
Davis. BACK ROW: Marianne Bock 
(adviser), Jim Rose, Kathy Lynch, 
Mark Suprock. 2. Jack Simon (Delta 
Chi), Monica Rodacy (Alpha 
Gamma Delta), Jim Larkin (Alpha 
Phi Delta), Chip Navarro (Alpha 
Phi Delta), Debby Herbol (Alpha 
Gamma Delta), Bob Barnhart (Delta 
Chi), Pat McDonald (Delta Chi). 
Sigma Phi, Pi Kappa Alpha, Tau 
Kappa Epsilon. 




1. FRONT ROW: John Lews- 
neski, Alex Miraldi, Joe Issue, 
John Wozniak BACK ROW: 
Fran Thompson, Rich Kirkner, 
Brad Heasley, Ron Swiner, Ed 
Warner, Rod Morris. 2. John 
Lewsneski, Ron Swiner, Brad 
Heasley, Joe Issue, Jim Cooney. 
3. Jeff "Cheeks" Zeigler, Paul 
Huber. 4. Fran Thompson, Rich 
Kirkner, Dave Ohman, Brad 



FRONT ROW: Jack Simon, Marianne Bock (adviser), Joe Smith, Gary Zuzo. SECOND ROW: Annie Meyers, Ed Seeley, Terry 
Maher, Eddie Cuthman, Mike Nasca. THIRD ROW: Glenn Walker, Keith Ziberna, Joe DiGregorio, Tim Whitcomb, Jan Pisarski, 
Dave Merison. FOURTH ROW: Doug Zimmer, John L. Johnson, Jack Yakish, Rick Kocan, Jim Bumbaugh, Brent Walker, Craig 


St. Mark Seminary 

1. FRONT ROW: Jeff Lucas, 
Chris Hanlett, Dennis Rausch, 
Chuck Gelsinger, Pat Kirsch, 
Gary Espy. SECOND ROW: 
Mike Seidler, Jay Schultz, Tom 
Welsh, John Williams, James 
McCormick. THIRD ROW: 
Matt Lukasiak, Mark Bartchak, 
Greg Kirsch, Bruce Hunt, Joe 
Gebhardt. 2. FRONT ROW: 
Greg Olsafsky, Mark Morrison, 
Merle Mullens, Greg Passauer, 
Ted Marconi, Joe Chiocca. 
SECOND ROW: John Shore, 
Paul Hajdukiewicz, Don Maus, 
Pat McNamee, Paul Rolan, Pat 
Leonard, John Shore, Kevin 
Feyas, Bill Miller, Don Spencer. 
THIRD ROW: Mike Scott, Jerry 
Roevan, Mike Tabin, Pat Mal- 
loy, Greg Kokasko, Kevin Kraus, 
Paul Sorg, Jim Godel. FOURTH 
ROW: Bill Sutherland, Alan 
Kline, Gary Mocarski, Tim 



1. FRONT ROW: Gtenn Walker, 
Suzi Murray, Mary Jane Hejmovv- 
ski, Marge Robinault. BACK ROW: 
Karen Pennington, Carolyn Ken- 
nedy, Mary Ann Burich, Annie 
Laurie Meyers. ABSENT: Gretchen 
Hahn. 2. FRONT ROW: Gary Ryan, 
Mike Simone, Tim Fox. BACK 
ROW: John Quinlan, Jimmy De- 
mino, Dave Tobin, Mark Brown- 
hill. ABSENT: Mark Eberly. 


and Blade 


1. Tim Fox, Paul Wojciechowski, Henry Stolz, Paul Stadler ABSENT: Mark Sullivan. 2. FRONT ROW: 
Jeff Frey, Chris Yeakle. SECOND ROW: Craig Buss, Matthew Malinowski. THIRD ROW: Tim Uzarski, 
Maj. Warren Huckabay (adviser), Tim Fox, Msg. Michael Sedgwick, Ben Depiro. 


Pershing Rifles 

1. FRONT ROW: Fred Mattern, John 
Sharer. BACK ROW: Bob Novak, 
Henry Stolz, Rob Pauley, Paul Stad- 
ler, Tom Schreier. 2. FRONT ROW: 
David Bates, Bob Spangler. BACK 
ROW: Brad Perrine, Ray Dunn, Tim 
Meehan, Mike Sabo, Tim Uzarski, 
Rick Liebenstein. 


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Fran Millis 

Valerie Wein— Layout Editor 

J. Martin Seroka 

Mark Zamierowski 

Theresa DeMark 


Ken Lewis 

Patti Malik — Copy Editor 

Becky Briggs— Sports Editor 


A.). Uhrmacher 

Matt Rouch, Mark Shaughnessy, Lowman Henry — General Manager, Mike Riley, 

Cathy Thorn 

Mary Rotunda 


Mike Robinson, Steve Bohen 

FRONT ROW: Cathy Thorn, Molly Kohlmiller. SECOND ROW: A.J. Uhrmacher, Sharon Plumb, Cindy Mack, Matt Rouch, Mark Shaugh- 
nessy. THIRD ROW: Lowman Henry, Gary Loncki, Joe Mieczkowski, Dan Walker, Mike Robinson, Jim Griffey, Mike Riley, John Stehr, 
Bob Beyea. 



Student Government Association 

Smith, Don Jenkins, Les Phil- 
lips, Joyce Brzuz, Marcia Wro- 
blewski, Rich Serafin, Amy 
Daugherty, Dave Hardick, Sue 
Daugherty, Tom Shetter, 
Andrea Bordash, Steve Szy- 
manski, Monica Rodacy, Bob 
Magverigle. 2. EXECUTIVE 
BOARD: Doug Bucher, Therese 
Niedenberger, Jim Craeca, 
Jullia Sheridan. 


Social Board 

1. EXECUTIVE BOARD: Dave Jurenovich, Tom Piskor, Candy McCloy. ABSENT: Jim Lindquist. 

2. REPRESENTATIVES (FRONT ROW): Joe Meko, Mark Suprock, Patti Malik, Betsy Kennedy, 
Tina Marut, Mary Jo Virgili, Paula Johnson, Arlene Piskor. BACK ROW: Greg Will, Kathy Spang- 
ler, Pat McDonald, Bill Colt, Drew Kramer, Geri Cicchetti. 



Talisman Players 

Alpha Psi 

Honorary Society 

1. FRONT ROW: John Wilt- 
berger, Chuck Smith, Amy 
Krenzer, Kevin Chapman, Tracy 
Parks, Ann Owens. SECOND 
ROW: Ann Marie Leyden, Jo- 
anne Hodge, Tim Clancey, 
Karen Vasil. THIRD ROW: 
Gerald Halter, Mary Ann Kania, 
Rev. Thomas McSweeney, Bob 
Pontis, Mike Riley, John Popo- 
vich, Michael Alberstadt, Bill 
Robbins, Linda Gamble. 2. 
FRONT ROW: Mary Ann Kania, 
Gerald Halter, Molly Kohl- 
miller, John Wiltberger, Linda 
Gamble, Ann Owens. BACK 
ROW: Ann Marie Leyden, 
Timothy Clancey, Kevin Chap- 
man, John Popovich. 



' -<* f^(§ 

Epsilon Rho 

National Honorary 
Broadcast Society 

1. FRONT- ROW: Joe Mieczkowski, 
Bill Kloecker, Jim Griffey, Jim Cook, 
Mark Shaughnessy. SECOND ROW: 
Cindy Mack, Cathy Thorn, Ann Marie 
Leyden. THIRD ROW: Harry Hair- 
ston, Steve Bohen, Tony Bonvini, 
Jim Gandolfo, Bob Beyea, Russ Ter- 
beek, Mike Alberstadt, A.J. Miceli 
(adviser), Mike Robinson, Gary Loncki, 
Ken Monroe. 2. FRONT ROW: Chris 
Potalivo, Wayne Robinson, Herce 
Alcocer. BACK ROW: Leo Szczesny, 
Vince Trejchel, William Trabold, 
Kevin Cooney, Andy Warholak, Eric 
Gunther, Bill Weaver, Dr. John Duda 
(advisor), Dan Walker. 

Amateur Radio Club 


Student Investment Trust 

Society Of 
Physics Students 

1. Matt Malinowski, Dave Ohman, Jim Graeca, Chris 
Vogt. 2. FRONT ROW: David Jordan, Jo Ellen Habas, 
Susan Haywood. BACK ROW: Jerry Ondrey, John L. 
Johnson, Debbie Shenk, Charles Niederriter, John 
Jacquel. 3. FRONT ROW: J.C. Robinson, Kathy 
Seman, Andrea Bordash, Kris Holtz, Lorraine Komo- 
rek. BACK ROW: Joseph Fromknecht, Mark Malone, 
David Eichelsdorfer (adviser), Jeff Liebel. 4. FRONT 
ROW: Mark Wichrowski, Bernadette Laskowski, John 
Wiegmann, Andrea Bordash, Fran Millis, Lois Ochs, 
Mark Sullivan. BACK ROW: Brad Farrah, Sam Lewis, 
Tom Antolik, Jim Demino, Joe Krall, Gary Ryan, 
George Adamson, Dan Madlehner, Scott Brown, Don 
Wilkens, Ernest Wright (adviser). 


Alpha Kappa Psi 

Professional Business Society 

Delta Epsilon 


Beta Beta Beta 

Honorary Biology Society 


1. FRONT ROW: Doug Zimmer. SECOND ROW: Cindy Gula, 
Steve Ropski, Mark T. Bloomstine, Dave France, Lenny Nasca. 
THIRD ROW: Mike Gregorek, Paul Newell, Pam Hornamann, 
Mike Hagerty, Marci Pokriva, Michelle Mikolujczak, Mary 
Ann Lucas. FOURTH ROW: Linda Kraus, Helen Schilling, Pat 
Buszek, Marleen Bandur. 2. FRONT ROW: Lynn Simon, Mary 
Kay Ondich, Lisa Cookson, Rose Mary Corke, Carol Zimmer. 
BACK ROW: Jeff Huth, Brent Walker, Betsy Balko, Helen Schil- 
ling, Mark Toncini, Debbie Crieb, Linda Bentz. 3. College 
President Msgr. Wilfrid Nash presents Tri-Beta President 
Doug Zimmer with the Bertholf Award, given annually to the 
most active Tri-Beta chapter in the United States. 4. Pat Buszek, 
Helen Schilling. 5. Jo Ellen Habas, Doug Zimmer, Darlene 
Snider, Steve Ropski. 


Anthropology Club 

FRONT ROW: Joe Sarte, Jude Carino, Richard Laurie, 
Lynn Slurkanich. SECOND ROW: Dave Alessa, Peggy 
Rutkowski, Sama Soffa, Jody Cook, Mary Adams. 
THIRD ROW: Jim Lee, Tom Kirclick, Chris Knoll, 
Peter Stolz. 

Who's Who 

Among Students 

In American 


And Colleges 


Lambda Alpha 

Honor Society For Anthropologists 

FRONT ROW: Jude Carino, Jim Lee. BACK 
ROW: David Alessa, Sama Soffa, Tom 

1. FRONT ROW: Ken Pieri, Joe Wie- 
hagen. SECOND ROW: Debbie Grieb, 
Patty Cooney, Ann Owens. THIRD 
ROW: Rich Kirkner, Matt Hauser. 

2. FRONT ROW: Therese Nieden- 
berger, Jo Ellen Habas, Mark Wich- 
rowski, Jeff DelFuoco. BACK ROW: 
John L. Johnson, Mary Anne Burich, 
Jullia Sheridan, Carolyn Kennedy, 
Jim Demino. 


German Club 


1. FRONT ROW: Lucy Kibbey, 
Cathy Shea, Patricia Cooney, Fran 
Snyder, Monica Mueller, Lisa 
Vickey, Linda Becker. BACK ROW: 
Mark Zamierowski, Dr. Bertl 
Weber (adviser), Steve Pede, Lance 
Strasser, Laura Hagen. 2. Dr. Robert 
Wehrer (adviser), Sherry Bell, 
Peggy Wickett, Christie Starr, 
Gerry Uhl, Duncan Gildersleeve, 
Tom Ferri. 


Sigma Delta Pi 

National Spanish Honor Society 


1. FRONT ROW: Laura Hagen, 
Lucinda Kibbey*, Gretchen 
Schlabach*. BACK ROW: Daniel 
Davis*, Paul Williams*, Frank 
Abal*, Dr. Gordon Hensley 
(sponsor of Edinboro State 
College's chapter), Dr. Martin 
Larrey (dean of humanities), 
Dr. Miguel Sague (sponsor of 
Gannon's Mu Eta chapter). 
'Members installed. 2. FRONT 
ROW: Susan Withrow, Lynette 
Lara, John Ciminella, Donna 
Grimes, Claire Liebenstein, 
Laura Hagen. BACK ROW: 
Mildred Ferguson, Lucinda 
Kibbey, Dr. Miguel Sague (ad- 
viser), Raguel Contreras, Valerie 








1. FRONT ROW: DrT Robert Allshouse (adviser), David Earls, Linda Murawski, Dr. Frank Angotti, Dr. Thomas 
Szendrey. BACK ROW: Patrick Dunlap, David Bernatowicz, Edward Bolla. ABSENT: Mark Becer, Debra Nessel- 
hauf, Mark Steg. 2. FRONT ROW: Greg Ellis, Bev Walker, Therese Niedenberger, Jullia Sheridan, Marty Clark. 
BACK ROW: Pat Hogan, Thomas Ostrowski, Dr. Gregor Reinhard (adviser), Dr. Paul Kim, Bob Parlock. 



1. FRONT ROW: Lynn Michaelism, Lisa Cook- 
son, Kathy Seman, Paula Wieszczyk, Kathy 
Yambor. SECOND ROW: Mark Roman, John 
Konkol, Sharon Plumb, Jaime Diaz, Mary Jean 
Dombroski. THIRD ROW: John Wiegmann, 
Christal Starr, Viv Caspar, Patti Malik, Peggy 
Scottino. FOURTH ROW: Cindy Bartholomew, 
Mary Luber, Dave Karotko, Tom McKinley, 
Greg Starr. FIFTH ROW: Rick Danch, Marty 
Wislinski, Doug Starr, Carl Williams, Mark 
Sitarik. SIXTH ROW: Gary Abrahm, Mary Jo 
Fleming, Kathy Jerioski, Tom Reese. 2. FRONT 
ROW: Mary Beth Wade, Marilyn Cairns. BACK 
ROW: David Dorich, Joseph DiFuccia, Richard 
Lauer, Dr. John Duda (adviser). 



1. Greg Will — President. 

2. FRONT ROW: Kathy 
Yambor, Joe Meko, 
Nancy Murray. BACK 
ROW: Chris Buckel, Viv 
Caspar, Sharon Plumb, 
Cindy Mack, Paula Wies- 
zczyk, Mary Ann Thomp- 
son. ABSENT: Carolyn 


of Electrical & Electronic Engineers 


Society Of Mechanical Engineers 

1. FRONT ROW: Kathleen Smith, Mark Silenas, Bob Flowers, Jaime Diaz, Tim Yurchak, Joseph Smith, Dan Pur- 
zycki. BACK ROW: Thomas Miller (adviser), Tony Mac iulewk /, Int/ Zelina, Ted Rudolf, Dan Melchior, Ron 
Wiefling, Ron Paluso, Steve Szymanski. 2. FRONT ROW: George Guzak, Marty Wislinski, Dr. Halit Kosar (adviser), 
Greg Confer. SECOND ROW: Henry Town, Jim Luddy, Mark Kamenii , Dennis Burek, Tony Maciulewicz. THIRD 
ROW: Andy Warholak, Tim Yurrhak, Greg Starr, Barb Mioduszewski, Joe Hawn. 3. ASME members submitted 
this photo, taken at the ASME basketball competition in March at the University of West Virginia. Dr. Kosar 
reports they lost the competition, but from the looks of this photo they didn't let that get in the way of a good 
time. FRONT ROW: Dennis Burek, Marty Wislinski, Dr. Halit Kosar, Tony Maciulewicz, Hitesh Kapadia, Tim 
Johnson, George Guzak. BACK ROW: Tim Yurchak, Greg Confer, Andy Warholak, Greg Starr, Dan Kalivoda, 
Mark Kamenic, Jim Luddy. 





1. Vernon Robinson. 2. Aysar Susan. 3. FRONT ROW: Mike Federici, Jim Deming. SECOND ROW: Joe Hahn, Aysar Susan, 
Ken Pugar, Ross Toussaint, Brian Booth, Gerry Knight. THIRD ROW: Vernon Robinson, Diboun Lahcen, Gary Zuzo, 
Pasquale Fioretti, Jim Clark, John Stehr, David Gittelman, Seroj Zadoorian, Mark Catanzoro, Matt Coppola, Jim Niese. 
ABSENT: Michael Griffin. 4. Joe Hahn. 5. Mike Federici. 




1. Ross Toussaint. 2. Mark Catanzaro, 
Ken Pugar. 3. John Stehr. 


Season Rec 


W— 5 L— 


Opponent Score 



Niagara University 1-4 



Fredonia State 0-2 

Buffalo State 


Mercyhurst 5-0 



St. Vincent 8-0 

Indiana State 


Behrend 0-2 



Grove City 1-2 

Slippery Rock 


Univ. of Pittsburgh 2-3 




1. Mark Musone. 2. Dan 
Stephenson. 3. FRONT 
ROW: Bill Lupone, Dan 
Stephenson, Bob Wagner, 
Mark Musone, Terry 
Obringer. BACK ROW: 
Coach Bud Elwell, Chris 
Drongosky, Jim Braun, 
Gary Stewart, Lou Natalie. 
ABSENT: Greg Colosi. 4. 
Mark Musone. 


Season Record 

W-25 L-8 






Univ. of Buffalo 




Buffalo State 


Niagara CC 


Niagara University 


St. Bonaventure 


St. Bonaventure 








California State 




Robert Morris 


























Univ. of Pittsburgh 


West Liberty 








Rochester Ins. Tech. 




Grove City 


Tournament Record 

Youngstown St. Inv. 

3rd of 12 

Tri-State College. 

3rd of 16 

Brooklea Inv. 

1st of 21 

Edinboro St. Inv. 

5th of 11 

L.C. Boles Inv. 

3rd of 12 

Allegheny Inv. 

3rd of 12 

ECAC Upstate NY Reg.3rd of 21 

ECAC Championship 

8th of 12 

Dale Beckler Inv. 

5th of 21 

Indiana Inv. 

5th of 6 

Penn State Inv. 

10th of 16 




1. Fate Harris. 2. Joe Blanks. 3. Joe Blanks. 4. Joe Blanks, 
Tim Whitcomb. 5. Neal Stoczynski. 



1. Neal Stoczynski. 2. 
Stan Sligh. 3. Fate Harris, 
Neal Stoczynski. 4. Tony 





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Buffalo State 










St. Bonaventure 


* Tennessee Tech 64-74 

St. John Fisher 


* Denver 










Slippery Rock 


St. Francis 






Phila. Textile 




** Hartwick 




** Phila. Textile 


* Porreco 


** NCAA East Regional 

1. Coach Ed Sparling. 2. Dan Adamson. 3. Pete Buckowski. 4. Tony Jones, Joe 
Blanks. 5. FRONT ROW: Van Lamb, Stan Sligh, Pete Buckowski, Bill Butler, 
Fate Harris. SECOND ROW: Rod Morris, Tim Whitcomb, Neal Stoczynski, 
Dan Adamson. THIRD ROW: James Hobbie, Mike Hooks, Tony Jones. 
FOURTH ROW: Ed Warner, Joe Blanks. FIFTH ROW: Frank Miller. 






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Women's Basketball 

1. Wynette Domon. 2. Sue Johnson, Margot Presto. 3. FRONT ROW: 
Tess Crotty, Joan Wasylosky, Felicia Johnson, Wynette Domon. 
BACK ROW: Coach Karen Morris, Margot Presto, Kate Brickley, 
Yvonne Yelensky, Sue Johnson, SuAnn Sekula, Joyce Bogusky. 
ABSENT: Kathy Kyle. 4. Kate Brickley. 5. Margot Presto. 









Jamestown CC 












Villa Maria 









Villa Maria 





Grove City 








1. Cliff Ziegler, Mike Sandberg. 

2. Dave Jerge. 3. John Chisholm. 
4. Doug Skelly. 5. Tim Wynne, 
John Chisholm, Dan Dranch. 

Season Record 

W-14 L-8 




Pittsburgh Junior A's 




St. Bonaventure 


St. John Fisher 


Niagara University 


Erie CC 


Niagara University 




Pittsburgh Junior A's 






Niagara University 


Erie CC 




St. John Fisher 




St. John Fisher 






Univ. of Pittsburgh 


St. John Fisher 


Niagara University 


Erie CC 


Finger Lakes Collegiate 

League Championship Playoffs 

Erie CC 























Grove City 




Grove City 








Villa Maria 


Villa Maria 






1. Chris Smith, Patty Curtin, Barbie Lanzel. 2. Chris Smith, Mary 
Ann Ferraino. 3. Barbie Lanzel. 4. Becky Briggs, Chris 
Smith. 5. FRONT ROW: Mary Ann Ferraino, Chris Smith, Cindy 
Hido, Patty Curtin. BACK ROW: Coach Karen Morris, Barbie 
Lanzel, Eliane Pugnalin, Becky Briggs, Nancy Combs, Renee 
Krizan, Sue Matthews, Wynette Domon. 



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Villa Maria 5-2 



Behrend 5-2 

Villa Maria 


Grove City 4-3 



Allegheny 2-5 



Edinboro 1-6 



1. Joyce Bogusky. 2. Vivian Caspar. 3. Mary Jo Virgilli. 4. Mary Ellen 
Watson. 5. Joyce Bogusky. 6. Lisa Cookson. 
















Villa Maria 






Villa Maria 







Men's Tennis 


Record W-11 









Grove City 




Slippery Rock 


Univ. of BuffaN 

D 8-1 







Buffalo State 




St. Bonaventure 8-1 

Cleveland State 











1. Debbie Crieb. 2. Barbie Lanzel, Sue Withrow. 3. FRONT ROW: Rich 
Dopierala, Tom Hammar, Howie Levin. BACK ROW: Coach Dave 
Smith, Tom Williamson, Dennis Borczon, Rich Prokopchak. 4. FRONT 
ROW: Barbara Estock. SECOND ROW: Barbara Miodus, Mary Ellen 
Depree, Karen Clark. THIRD ROW: Nancy Murray, Priscilla Janocha, 
Kathy Schultz. 





1. Rick Perretta. 2. Rick Perretta. 3. Mark Ganska. 4. Coach 
Ivan George. 5. FRONT ROW: Brian Orlowski, Rudy Pas- 
sauer, Kevin Best, Mark Shychuk, Brad Heasley, Tim 
Armanini. BACK ROW: Mark Ganska, Rick Perretta, Dave 
Morosky, Rick Hofer, Mark Fazio, Mark Reinstadtler, Coach 
Ivan George. 








St. Bonaventure 


Buffalo State 






Houghton College 















Slippery Rock 












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Grove City 












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Campus Life 



Telethon 4 

1. Chris Zaremba, Pat Conlon, Paul Thomann. 2. Joyce 
Cooper, Pat Conlon, Kathy Miller. 3. Don Noerino '68, 
Tom Doolin '61. 4. Lori Griffith, Lynn Simon. 



24th Annual 

Model United Nations 

1. FRONT ROW: Cathy George, Linda Murawski (Public Relations 
Director), Rick Hockensmith (Secretary-General) , Julie Sajewski 
(Treasurer), Dr. Gregor Reinhard (General Moderator) , Jeffrey Rouch. 
SECOND ROW: Patrick Dunlap, Ed Bolla, Dave Bernatowicz (President, 
Security Council), Therese Niedenberger (Floor Manager), Jullia 
Sheridan (Floor Manager), Bill Sutherland, Kathryn Greenholt, Diane 
Adkins, Dave Herbert, Les Phillips, Jim Vergotz, John Wells, Barb 
Visnosky, Martha Clark. THIRD ROW: Steve Krivonaic, Kathy Comper- 
nolle (Transportation) , Kay Beill. ABSENT: Ann Marie Kerber, Sandy 
Manno, Mark Haibach. 2. Rick Hockensmith (Secretary-General) . 


Would you believe, love? 

Meet Janet & Harry, pinochle freaks, cornball comics, 

and other familiar characters in this semi-fictional account 

of what really goes on down there in the commuter lounge. 


N othing happens until something 
is sold. 

. . . and when that first sleep- 
awkward hand drops a dime into 
the jukebox by the cigarette ma- 
chine, five people at five separate 
tables re-experience birth, someone 
spills coffee, they wake up to dif- 
ferent lines constricting across the 
pages of different textbooks: — Wait 
for a familiar face, they think. Rub 
eyes. Clear throat. A cigarette? yes, 
I've been up long enough. 

Four matches and a sluggish Zippo 
grow into blue to grey to yellow 
flames, and die in flashy hand 

Elva steps into the doorway. The 
lurker at the threshold, yes, and two- 
dimensional against the kitchen's 
blue-aluminum glare, she yells: — 
BREAKFAST! ... and that's another 
total bodyshock . . . and someone 
else spills coffee . . . and Bruce 
Springsteen sings: 

"Together we could break 

this trap — We'll run till we drop, 

Baby we'll never go 




*"Born to Run" by Bruce Springsteen. Music 
and lyrics by Bruce Springsteen. 1975 Laurel 
Canyon Music Ltd. (ASCAP). 

B oy, do you look foul. No kidding, 
are you taking something. People 
weren't meant to look like that . . . 

— I need coffee. Black, greasy, one 
large . . . coffee. 

—You need something, man. Really, 

like . . . 
— Shut up. 
— You look like a Penney's throw 

rug, man. I mean, really. 

— Hey, you like glazed doughnuts? 
—Yeah, I like glazed doughnuts. 
— Yeah? In your right ear? Hunh? 

Hunh? You like 'em crammed in 
your right ear? 
— Oh, wow! Well just par-don me fer 
liv-in. Really. 

E ight o'clock classes let out. Now 
comes another day's uncontrolled 
flow of bodies. Here begins the 
formation of coffee-cliques, the 
staking out of territories. 

There some card-carriers play 
pinochle, in touch with chance and 
the reality of open possibilities. And 
there is mole-life in the dimmer 
corners here; or there, safe with 
backs against cold concrete block . . . 
with eyes that take in everything in 
greedy swallows, but ricochet off 
eye-contact like pinballs trapped be- 
tween fast-action bumpers . . . with 
faces scowling into books in posed 

attitudes of genius-ship . . . with 
hands that don't know what to do. 

And everywhere, people . . . talk: 

— Hey, have you seen Anne 
around? I'm really worried "about 
her. Last time I saw her was in 
Sociology and she looked like she 
wanted to cry or something. May- 
be I was just imagining it, I don't 
know. But I do know that she 
didn't look like herself, and, you 
know, it worried me. 

— Hmm. I hope nothing's wrong with 
her. She's got my Biology notes. 
Oh yeah, by the way: What the 
hell do we have Perkinje fibers 

— I suppose I should call her or 
something. She's been gone a 
week and a half now . . . Perkinje 

r rom ten o'clock to some indefi- 
nite minute after one, time has very 
little effect on anyone. People come 
and go like after-images on a tele- 
vision screen: Your basic Andy Grif- 
fith fades, gives way to a pasty-faced 
Don Knotts that shakes and spills a 
lot of coffee. 

Conversations build. There's a 
rampant droning out of voices now, 
that mingles with the bass lines of 
the jukebox which is singing: 



"The Lives o' the Party 

break into schtick . . . 

elbows snap off table edges, 

straws go up 

a couple noses . . . some try 

Johnny Carson monologues 

. . . very little fresh 

material . . ." 


"Maybe I'm amazed at the way 

you're with me all the time. 

Maybe I'm amazed at the way 

I need you. 

Maybe I'm amazed at the way you 

help me sing my song, right me 

when I'm wrong, 

Or maybe I'm amazed at the way I 

really need you."* 

And there are people laughing 
lunatic-loud. The Lives o' the Party 
break into schtick: some tired slap- 
stick (elbows snap off table edges, 
straws go up a couple noses), some 
tired Johnny Carson monologues . . . 
very little fresh material . . . 

— I t's facile, Harry, facile. 
Lame, very lame. 

—Well, I never said it was profound, 

—Profound?— snort— Try warmed- 
over, Harry. You're talking 
warmed-over. And I know where 
you get it from, Harry. I know 
you think I think I know, but 
I know I know. It's the same with all 
you English majors: You real all 
this trash that ends with love mak- 
ing the world go 'round, and you 
. . . Oh, you just love that, don't 

*"Maybe I'm Amazed" by Paul McCartney 
& Wings. Music and lyrics by Paul McCartney. 
Warner Bros Pub (ASCAP) . 

you, Harry? Before you know it, 
you start to believe it! It comes 
from denying the scientific ap- 
proach to life. You divorce your- 
self from reality and then you 
blame reality for not living up to 

-It's a nice sentiment at any rate. 

-Sentiment's right. But nothing 
more. Love simply will not solve 
the problems of the world, Harry. 
Love will not give you oil. It will 
not give you natural gas. 

-Wanna bet? 

-Don't be cute, Harry. Cute I don't 
need. You're very ugly when 
you're cute or try to be. 

-Well, anyway, I don't think anyone 
ever said love would solve the 
problems of the world, Janet. 

That's an overexaggeration at best. 

-Then what, pray, are they driving 

-Well, it's like . . . It's like the uni- 
verse, you know. 

-Oh, for cryin' out loud . . . 

-No. Like you have to start with 
some dynamic center, right? some 
center of gravity to give you a little 
certainty. Once you have that, 
then you can start progressing . . . 
get into problem-solving and such. 

-Was that a Word from Unity? 

— Ah, yes. Exactly. I am Rosemary 

— Uhn-hunh . . . And, uh, what, pray 
tell, is this dynamic center of 
gravity supposed to be, anyhoo? 

— Love and levity. 


And she jettisons a mist of coffee 
spray — PFFVERT — across the table. 
Coffee trickles down Harry's face, 
frozen in a smile, as — ZOB. GAK. 
VUP. — Janet chokes and laughs 
simultaneously, her forehead flush 
against the table that she slaps hard 
with every painful inhale. 

A nd there are people throwing 
trump cards down . . . 


And someone is spilling coffee: 
—Why is that woman yelling break- 
fast, for Gods' sake. It's after one 
o'clock. Look at this, she made me 
spill my coffee. And I just got this 
—Aw, forget it, it's your play. That's 
Carol's ace. 

— Forget it. Forget it, he says. One 
woman yelling breakfast whenever 
she feels like it, there's another 
one behind me laughing like a 
fool, and he says forget it . . . 
Just listen to this. 

—What? What listen? Just throw 
down a card. Spades are nice, 


spades are good. 

— Damn near fifty different conver- 
sations going on at once. All 
these people talking and saying 
nothing worthwhile. You'd be 
lucky to find even four people 
actually listening. 

— Mm-hmmm. Hearts is trump. 
That's Carol's ace. 

— I wonder what'd happen if some- 
one got 'em all together in one 
tremendous conversation? All this 
great potential consolidated, just 
once. I'd love to see that. I wonder 
what'd happen? 

—Silence, probably. 

—Yeah, maybe . . . 
game of pinochle 
nine decks . 

You're Carol's 

Or one terrific 

. . . Yes. forty- 

thirteen dealers . . . 

point values ... a 

two-story scoreboard ... I think 

I'm getting flushed. 

Afternoon. The kitchen help has 
dwindled down to one lone stal- 
wart. A loud bunch is still gathered 
around a table that a sorority has 
managed to reserve somehow — 
putting up camp around a vased 
carnation and distinctive paper clut- 
ter. The frat tables are empty and 
scraps of loose leaf scotch-taped 
to the table tops carry quaint threats 
for interlopers: This table for Sheiks. 

And if this table talked, boy would 
you hear a thing or two. 

A girl with big round glasses 
studies for a Trig test. A paranoiac 
scratching verses on a legal pad who's 
been practicing molemanship all 
day with back close to the wall looks 
at her once and she looks up and he 
looks down, and hearing someone 
laughing thinks himself the butt of 
another joke. 

Two to six is a boring process. 
The slices of florescent light sus- 
pended from the ceiling are more 
noticeable now and cast everyone in 
a highlighter-yellow tint. Time is a 
gradual decay, a whispering out of 
sounds made louder earlier in the 
day . . . 

The night help smokes a cigarette 
and makes a couple of sandwiches 
and waits for someone to saunter in 
and ask for coffee and say something 
casual about the weather or how the 
day has been just another disappoint- 
ment in a string of disappointments 
that were all anticipated anyway and 
then say something witty before 

Eventaully grad and other night- 
time students stumble in and James 
Taylor is singing about Mexico and 
people are spilling coffee again, but 
things are at a lower energy level and 
there are no more card games . . . 

And eight o'clock comes soon 

enough . . . Refuse bagged . . . 
Tables rearranged into an asymetrical 
configuration that only God and the 
re-arranger know the true im- 
portance of . . . And before the 
lights go down, all is reduced to a 
poem scribbled onto loose leaf 
crumpled tight into a ball , . . a 
vased carnation dying on a paper- 
cluttered table . . . and coffee 





A View 

From The Bridge 

A Flea In Her Ear 

1. Tim Clancey (Rudolfo), Ann Dieteman (Kathe- 
rine), Mike Smith (Marco), Gerald Halter (Eddie), 
Cathy Sorger (Beatrice). 2. Gerald Halter (Eddie 
Carbone) . 3. Cathy Sorger (Lucienne), Sue Neubert 
(Raymonde) . 


There Is No 
Tragedy In Thebes 

1. Carl J. Stock (Entellius), Cathy Sorger (Ismene) . 2. 
Chorus of Theban women: Tracy Parks, Mary Jo 
Philips, Jeana Pizzigoni, Kim DiCicco, Ann Diete- 
man, Anne Owens. 3. Virgil Norman (Guard), J. 
Barry Turner (Creon), Cathy Sorger (Ismene). 


Romeo and Juliet 

1. Karen Vasil (Juliet). 2. Bill Robbins (Montague), Henry Gayek 
(Capulet), Mina Eisenberg (LadyCapulet). 3. Robert Pontis (Romeo). 




A quiet evening. 

Nothing much happening 

until that party of shaving cream marauders 

arrives from Finegan and 

Wehrle comes alive 


I t's two in the morning. I'm 
trying to study for a test tomorrow — 
correction, today. My roommate is 
sleeping, the room is dark except 
for my desk lamp, and somewhere 
upstairs somebody is blasting a 
stereo through the roof. "... I 
want you-oo-oo ... to show me the 
way . . . "* Peter Frampton sings. 
I'm ready to drop into the sack as 
it is, and who can concentrate with 
Frampton Comes Alive providing the 
competition. I slam the notebook 
shut and swear. My roomate sits 
up and mumbles, "What? What's the 

"Forget it," I mutter, crawling into 
bed. My concentration and patience 
is no match for quadrophonic sound. 

L iving in a dormitory has its 
drawbacks. The noise is only one. 
Music comes from every room in 
the place. Radios, stereos, tape decks, 
even drums, guitars, and trumpets 

*"Show Me the Way" by Peter Frampton. 
Music and lyrics by Peter Frampton. 7976 
A & M Records 

can be heard. And few are content 
with volume that can be heard in 
the room alone. 

"Turn that damn thing down!" 
often punctuates song lyrics as 
Fleetwood Mac or Led Zepplin blare 
through walls and ceilings into ad- 
joining rooms. Your best bet is to 
get neighbors with similar musical 
tastes or at least ears as sensitive as 
your own. But no way can you lose 
that beat. It goes on and on and 
on . . . 

W inter in Erie, as everyone knows, 
brings rain, cold, snow, and the flu. 
The average student usually gets at 
least one good and miserable attack 
of the latter, and the dorm brings 
out the worst in it. 

The guy down the hall has the 
bug, and you can be sure more will 
follow. The halls get quiet, every- 
one has that burnt-out glassy stare, 
the cough, the pale face and general 
misery that the virus brings. What 
can you do but keep the aspirin 
handy, the NyQuil at your bedside, 
and wear your scarf and cap like 
Mom would tell you if she were 


And try to make it to class. Tough 
when in the best of health, near im- 
possible now . . . "Hey, got some 
Vicks or something — I really feel 
wasted ..." 

r ive o'clock, back from supper 
at the cafeteria, and time for Star 
Trek in the TV lounge. The first 
ones get the best seats, the late- 
comers sprawl out on the floor. 

"Which one is this?" someone 
whispers, but any attempt to answer 
is drowned out by a chorus of "Shut 
up and watch, willya?" No matter. 
We've seen them all anyway. But 
we keep right on watching. Wonder 
why they ever took this off the air 
in the first place? So the five 
o'clock Trekkies survive on the re- 
runs . . . "Shut up and watch!" 

A quiet evening. Getting ready to 
hit the sack. I walk to the window, 
and am somewhat surprised to see 
about a dozen laughing young ladies 
standing outside armed with shaving 
cream cans and buckets of water. 
Dorm raid. 



Here it comes, as I slam the 
window shut against the onslaught 
of aerosol cans. Somehow the mob 
gets in the dorm, and the wise stay 
in their rooms. The more daring — 
or foolhardy — counterattack. Mass 
confusion ensues. We always win. 
Of course a reprisal party is formed 
and Finegan gets its own bombard- 
ment of shaving cream. 

"Boy, we really worked them 
chicks over, didn't we." For now 
we wipe off our doors and faces and 
walls. Wehrle as yet stands unbeaten. 
Wait till next time, girls . . . 

I n the forties I guess it was Crable. 
In the fifties they tell me it was 
Monroe. But today the indisputable 
queen of the cheesecake poster is 
Farrah Fawcett-Majors. Upon walk- 
ing into almost any dorm room her 
pearly smile beams down at you. 
Come hither . . . That tawny mane 
of blond hair, those clear blue 
eyes . . . 

"Man, what I'd give to be Lee 
Majors— for just two minutes." But 
alas. It cannot be. We are left with 
our posters, and every Wednesday 
night at ten o'clock, Charlie's 
Angels. The plot stimulates no one. 
Purely visual appeal . . . 

The Owl's Nest. Home for the 
pinball wizards, pool hustlers, and 
juke box jockeys. Also those who 
don't feel like doing any studying. 
Music blaring, pinball lights flash- 
ing. "C'mon, you S.O.B. . . . awww 

..." The wizard disgustedly slams 
a fist on the uncooperative machine 
and walks away. 

But nobody lets a machine get the 
better of him. All it takes is to 
win one more . . . "Yeah, here we 
go, move that ball ..." And on into 
the night . . . 

A nother late night. Again it's two 
a.m. Again I try to cram some 
knowledge into my head. This time 
it's quieter, though. Finals week 
always is— these tests are for all the 
marbles. Somewhere I hear a radio 
playing faintly. My roommate is 
asleep and I am sick and tired of 
studying and really don't much give 
a damn what I get on this test anyway. 

I shut off the light and crawl into 
bed. The dorm is quiet as I lie awake 
and listen. Amazing . . . Then I hear 
a shout and a scuffle and someone 
curses the phantoms who sprayed 
shaving cream under his door. 

Time to sleep . . . last night in the 
dorm. Two years here. Can't help 
but remember the place, I guess. 
Enough. My roommate mumbles 
something in his sleep . . . Enough 
of this . . . 


'"Man, what I'd give to 

be Lee Majors — 

for just two minutes.' 

But alas. It cannot be. 

We are left 

with our posters, 

and every Wednesday night 

at ten o'clock, 

Charlie's Angels." 



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1. Gil Reiser and date. 2. Joanne Simmons, Home- 
coming Queen Arlene Piskor. 3. Dave Ohman, Rev. 
Robert Susa, Mary Conti. 4. Jim Craeca, Nancy 
Szczutkowski, Dave Ohman. 


Military Ball 

1. Eva Wilson. 2. Connie Buckel, Henry Stolz. 3. Carol Uhleman 
(Edinboro State College), Sue Johnson (Gannon — Military Ball 
Queen), Sue Brojek (Mercyhurst). 4. Greg Stiffler and date. 5. 
Mark Kapsar, Kathy Compernalle. 6. Kathy O'Dell, Madjid 


Spring Fever 

Winter Carnival 


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'It all started 
back in the 
Garden of Eden ... 


\N ill I like my roommate? I wonder 
who she'll be. Will I ever remember 
all these names? I wish I could go 
back home . . . 

Another freshman, I see. Bugeyed, 
open-mouthed, suitcases dragging, 
a Hall & Oafes poster and stuffed 
teddy bear sticking out of her 
shoulder bag. Yep. 

How do I get to 405 West? Where 
will I wash my clothes? I hope I 
didn't forget my blow dryer. I know 
I left that blue top at home. All 
these buildings — how am I ever 
going to find all my classes? Where 
is 405 West? 

She looks pretty nervous. I felt 
scared when I first came here last 
September, too. I'd better go help 
her. "Listen, you don't have to 
worry about a thing. Take it from 
me — us sophomores have been 
around — after a couple weeks this 
place will be just like home. You'll 
get used to it, you'll see." 
That ought to calm her down. 

No need: Here comes "Mama 
Karen" to the rescue. 

"Hi. I'm the head resident ad- 
viser here. You ever need anything, 
you just call for me. Can I help 
you find your room?" 

"Four-o-five West. Can you show 
me to 405 West?" 

"Right down this hall— the stairs 
are to the left." 

Now she'll be all right. I'd better 
go find Joanie. 

"I think I forgot my toothbrush . . . 

Around 7:30 p.m. Time for a break 
from all this studying. I think I'll 
drop over to Becky's to see what's 

Her room is like the cafeteria at 
high noon. As usual. People all over. 
Stereo blaring Streisand's A Star Is 
Born ... a few sharks dealing up 
another round of pinochle . . . the 
others in an earnest discussion of the 
latest round of gossip. 

Becky, perched atop her room- 
mate's bunk, holds court: 

"Did you see Ron and Katie in 
the lobby last night?" 


"I saw them together at lunch, 

"And / heard— listen to this — 
that he wants to ask her to the 8-Ball 
but he's afraid she won't go." 

"I'm sure." 

"You're sure what? That he wants 
to ask her? That he's afraid she won't 
go? That she wouldn't go? No girl 
should be that stupid." 

"Oh, don't be so legalistic." 

"What I meant, obviously, was 


"Have them bring buckets and pitchers 

and shaving cream and aerosol deodorant and 

hair spray and Noxzema and baby powder 

and anything else . . . gunky.'" 

"Will ya watch that cigarette, 
Chris! I already have about twenty 
million burns on my bedspread as 
it is." 

"So what's another one gonna 

"What I meant, as any moron with 
a high school education could tell, 
was that he's not afraid that she 
won't go, but that if she did turn 
him down his pride would be hurt 
and it would get all around and he 
wouldn't seem like the super-stud 
he thinks he is. Mark my words." 

"Welllll ... he is cute, you know." 

"And he knows it." 

"That isn't the point at all! Do I 
have to explain everything to you 
guys? It all started back in the 
Garden of Eden, which, by the way, 
is a myth meant to illustrate ..." 

Eight o'clock. And it's "Crazy 
Sally" reeling around the bend, tow- 
ing a bucket of water slopping over 
the rim and gripping a can of Gilette, 
ready to attack. I'd better duck into 
Lisa's room. 

"Lisa, quick — let me in!" 

"What's up?" 

"It's Sally again." 

"Great! I'll be right out!" 

No! IN. I want in!" 

"Hold your horses. I just have one 
more curler." 

"Forget the curler, already! I 
just bought these jeans." 

Too late. Sally has just crowned 
me with a wreath of shaving cream. 
My jeans have just been washed for 
the first time, too. 

It's all in the technique, really. 
Sally seems to be barreling down the 
hall, ready to lay waste to every- 
thing in her path, when actually she 
is the master of dormitory guerilla 
warfare. I swear, I didn't know she 
was so near until I heard that splut- 
tering from the aerosol can. 

My special talent, however, is 

"Lisa! Come out here this instant!" 

"Wha — HA — looks like you've 
been ambushed." 

"Find Kitty. She's somewhere 
downstairs. And Debbie. Have Pat 
call her over at Dave and Joe's. I'm 
going to go find Joanie." 

"Anything else, sir?" 

"Yeah. Have them bring buckets 
and pitchers and shaving cream and 
aerosol deodorant and hairspray 
and Noxzema and baby powder and 
anything else . . . gunky." 


"What, Lisa." 

"Where do we meet with all this 

"Don't be thick. Right here, of 
course. And hurry! Sally probably 
has the whole fourth floor organized 
by now." 


"Last question!" 

"How the hell do you expect me 
to go down to the lobby with these 
curlers on?" 

The snarling buzzer phone rings 
again on Second East. 

"Is Sue there? Would you tell her 
Charlie's downstairs?" 

"O.K. I think she's almost ready." 
Saves him a trip up to this madhouse 

While the buzzer phone rings 
constantly, girls in pink or white or 
steel-grey curlers are running up 
and down the halls in long dresses. 
Some are looking for white shoes or 
jewelry to borrow. Some are looking 
for reassurances. Some are there to 
witness the circus. Tonight is the 
last formal of the year — the Spring 

Bits of hurried conversation run 
through the hallway. 

"Do I look O.K.?" 

"My hair is falling already!" 

"Oh, Patty, you look gorgeous! 
Mary! Check out Patty's dress. I 
told you it would be just right for 

"Who scorched my slip?" 

"Hey Kathy, let me borrow your 
gold bracelet." 

"Sorry, I'm wearing it tonight." 

"Not that one — The one Tom gave 
you that you hate now. It'll go per- 
fect with my necklace." 

"O.K. Kate knows where it is." 

Julie, standing at her door, grabs 
a handful of limp, frizzy hair and 
holds it up to passersby. She shakes 
the miserable locks and recites her 
story to the group that has gathered, 
a few sympathetic clucks punctuating 
each installment like a revival-tent 
litany of sorrows. 

"Why tonight." 

Don't we know it, sister. 

"Every day it looks just fine." 

That's the truth. 

"Go to class, go to chemistry lab, 
wash clothes— it's just right. But 
tonight— Oh, no, not tonight ..." 

Ain't that the way, though. 

Does anyone have some peach 
mocha lipstick?" 

"Yeowwwww. I just got a runner!" 

"So who's gonna see it?" 

"That's not what matters. Now I 
don't feel . . . together. I'm going 
to change it— it's only one of those 
knee-highs. Anyone have a spare 
French beige knee-high?" 

"I wouldn't change if I were you. 
Charlie just called from downstairs." 

"You just don't understand ..." 

". . . So I said to myself, Why 





Wine & Cheese Party 


Koehler Beer 


U nder classmen 

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Diane Adkins 
Michael Alberstadt 

Timothy Armanin 
Lorraine Ball 

Alfonso Barbati 
Darla Baumgardner 

William Bell 
Kathleen Berkl 

Dennis Borczon 
Melanie Bricker 

Gary Brozek 
Noreen Bundschuh 


Mark Carlsson 
Michael Caruso 
Charles Dundon 
Dan Chiappazzi 
Vicki Chupick 

Ceri Cicchetti 
Rosalia Ciminella 
Anne Coddington 
Cathleen Cooney 
Robin Coret 

Richard D'Andrea 
Theresa DeMark 
Christine Demchak 
Katharine Denues 
Lachen Diboun 

George Dowd 
Beth Estes 
Darlene Everhart 
Mary Jo Fleming 
Royce Freebourn 

Jeffrey Frey 
Leila Gill 
Brian Glowicki 
Jim Gray 
James Griffin 

> y" ~> James Heberle 

BHi Jrh ,ohn Heidelber s 

Donna Grimes 
George Guzak 
Christopher Harkless 


Ronald Helminski 

Nancy Lou Herold 

Kristen Holtz 

Maria lacobucci 

Jory Jackson 

Jeanette Jakubowski 

Donald Jenkens II 

Jeffrey Jenkins 

Paula Jordan 

Chris Kalkhof 

Jeffrey Knoll 

Michael Kohlmiller 

Kenneth Kruise 

Stephen Lagner 

James Lallman 

Kenneth Lewis 

Mark Lipski 

Brian Loesch 

Jeffrey Lorei 

Karen Luba 

Mary Luber 

Sharon Lucanik 

Stephen Lupo 

Joseph Macaluso 

William Mackrell 

AM Antonio 


Matthew Malinowski 

Theodore Marconi 

Cynthia McNelis 

Lance Menuto 


Joseph Mieczkowski 
Frank Mozdy 
Monica Mueller 
Patrick Ochalek 
Joseph Ogrodowczyk 

Julis Patalita 
Leslie Phillips 
Mary Pizzo 
Theresa Power 
Lisa Przepierski 

Donald Purcell 
Mary Rotunda 
Joseph Sarti 
Patricia Siegel 
Marie Snyderwine 

Marcie Steinhauser 
Laura Totleben 
Linda Totleben 
Valerie Wein 
Bonnie White 


George Abernathy 

Carl Alberico 

David Ashbaugh 

Keith Baker 

Betsy Balko 

Cynthia Bartholomew 

Brian Barto 

Nicholas Bassi 

Jane Body 

Mary Bondanella 

Keith Breter 

Rebecca Briggs 

David Brown 

Joyce Brzuz 

Thomas Carlotti 

Eugene Carson 

Philippe Carstensen 

Margaree Coleman 

Nancy Combs 



John Crandall 

Karen Curtis 

Donald Daurora 

Bridget Davis 

Cynthia Davis 

James Defazio 

Natalie Farak 

John Fetzner 

Jeffrey Fishbein 

Joseph Fromknecht 


Duncan Gildersleeve 
Thomas Guckert 
Anthony Guyda 
Kenneth Hart 
Debra Hedrick 

Christina Ivan 
Pearl Jefferies 
Henry Johnson 
Suzanne Jones 
Patricia Kingman 

Lori Kitchen 
George Klapthor 
Jean Klein 
Douglas Klick 
Ed Korytowski 


Barry Kruise 

John Kuebler 

Frank Kwitowski 

Ruth Lawton 

Louis Leone 

Paul Lubowicki 

James Machek 

Cynthia Mack 

Patricia Malik 

Sandra Manno 

Frank Marchal 

Jeffrey Maries 

George Mendel 

Tomothy Monahan 

Nancy Murray 

Donald Myers 

Jerome Peterson 

Arlene Piskor 

Christopher Potalivo 

John Pratt 

Michael Riley 

Mary Ropelewski 

Mary Beth Rutkowski 

Ronald Sala 

Ann Schneider f 

Deliora Senk 

Christine Smith 

Albert Suhari 

Kathleen Treahy 


(famoir 7 ; 

Joseph Berdis 
William Biroscak 

Lawrence Brown 
Denis Burek 

Patricia Buszek 
Mark Deitrick 

Brent Deuink 
Daryl Dombrowski 
Michael Dzurik 
Michael Gallagher 
Laurel Griffith 

Jerry Haas 
David Hardic 
Thomas Heise 
Jeffrey Hill 
Kimberly Kingston 

Kevin Kraus 
Linda Kraus 
Bernadette Laskowski 
Henry Leone 
Arthur Lewis 


Jeffrey Liebel 

Richard Liebenstein 

Terrance Maher 

Lawrence Martone 

Marilyn McLaughlin 

Lawrence Mialki 

Leonard Mialki 

Francis Millis 

Anne Owens 

Robert Pauley 

Douglas Pelkowski 
Beverly Plaza 

Richard Prokopchak 
Steven Ropski 

William Seeley 
Tina Trucilla 


Additional Freshmen 

Frank Abate 
Gary Abram 
Robert Abramczyk 
Jayne Aburachis 
Michael Acri 
Danny Adamson 
Rhonda Ager 
Mary Anne Albaugh 
Donald Alberstadt 
Robert Allen 
Ted Amendola 
John Anderson 
Margaret Anderson 
Mark Anderson 
Terre Anderson 
Deena Anundson 
Brenda Ashenden 
Charles Atterbury 
Khodayar Azari 
John Bailey 
Jessica Barbaro 
Steven Barnes 
Barbara Barnett 
Suzanne Barone 
Nancy Barr 
William Barrett 
Shelly Barzano 
David Bates 
Donald Bates 
Lawrence Bayle 
Cinda Beckwith 
Laurie Bednar 
David Berdis 
William Bernardo 
Michele Bernhardt 
Mark Beveridge 
Howard Bibbs 
Carl Bibeau 
Douglas Billow 
John Biroscak 
James Bishoff 
Dennis Black 
Mark Blackburn 
Susan Blake 
Willie Blanks 
Andy Bliley 
Werner Bloos 
Cynthia Blue 
John Boeckman 
Joyce Bogusky 
Duane Bolkey 
Carol Bostad 
Thomas Bonanti 
Karen Borgia 
Nicholas Borgia 
Susan Bork 
Christopher Bosner 
Deborah Bosner 
Leroy Bossetti 
Donald Bostaph 
Donald Bowen 
Bruce Bower 
Robert Bowser 
Lloyd Boyer 
Sherri Boyer 
John Bradac 
Peter Bradshaw 
Michael Brady 
Rosemary Braeger 
James Braun 
Thomas Braun 
Susan Brendza 
Joseph Bressan 
Thomas Brickley 
Ronald Briglia 
Rebecca Browdie 
Brenda Brown 
David Brown 

JoAnn Brown 
Barbara Bruno 
Elizabeth Bruno 
Cynthia Bryant 
Joseph Brzezicki 
John Buchman 
Constance Buckel 
Antoinette Buffa 
James Bumbaugh 
Christopher Burke 
Patricia Burke 
Richard Burke 
Craig Buss 
William Butler 
Richard Buzard 
Taylor Byerly 
Bonnie Cain 
Marilyn Cairns 
Jeffrey Caldwell 
Carey Calistri 
Larry Canton 
Guy Carducci 
Richard Carlotti 
Georgia Carlson 
Larry Carlson 
Mary Carlucci 
Paul Carlucci 
Candice Carney 
Bertha Carr 
Billie Carroll 
Helen Carroll 
Marc Carson 
Victoria Carter 
Robin Caruana 
Marianne Cascino 
Karen Caseman 
Diane Casper 
Dean Cass 
Jon Catanzaro 
Mark Catellier 
Robert Cathcart 
Brian Ceccarelli 
Francesca Cecchetti 
Mary Cermak 
Bernard Cerroni 
Christy Chamets 
Kevin Chapman 
Christine Chernek 
Mark Chernek 
Michael Chestnut 
Michael Chieppor 
Joseph Chiocca 
John Chisholm 
Glenn Chojnacki 
Thomas Ciesielski 
Annette Ciotti 
James Clark 
Karen Clark 
Martha Clark 
Kathleen Claunch 
Karen Clauser 
John Clouser 
David Coffey 
Judith Coghill 
Marian Colley 
Gary Colvin 
Mark Comi 
Patrick Conlon 
Raquel Contreras 
Joyce Conway 
Kevin Conway 
Linda Conway 
Jody Cook 
Kevin Cooney 
Joyce Cooper 
Amy Copella 
Matthew Coppola 
Jerome Cotter 

Raymond Counasse 
Lynette Crane 
Shelley Crockett 
Kathleen Cronauer 
Annie Crosby 
Michael Cushman 
Milton Dalbow 
Richard Danch 
Ghebre Daniel 
Joseph Daniels 
Susan Darragh 
Amy Daugherty 
Susan Daugherty 
Angela Davis 
Dorothy Davis 
Hugh Davis 
Leslie Davis 
Margaret Davis 
Paul Day 
Ricky DeCarolis 
Richard Decker 
James DeDad 
Raymond DeDionisio 
Mary DeDomenico 
Victor Deeter 
Dennis Delaney 
David DeMarco 
Susan Denevic 
Benjamin DePiro 
Mary Depree 
Lawrence Desiderio 
Arthur Detisch 
Jeffrey Devinney 
Jacquelyn Devolder 
Robert Diehl 
Ann Dieteman 
Joseph DiGregorio 
Christopher DiLoreto 
Albert DiLuzio 
Robert DiMeolo 
William DePeito 
Kevin Dixon 
Sharon Dodson 
Gregory Dolecki 

Mark Dombrowski 
Wynette Domon 
Mary Domowicz 
Cindy Dominik 
Mary Domitrovich 
Michael Donikowski 
Elaine Donovan 
Donna Dorer 
Nancy Dorris 
Edward Downey 
Denise Dugan 
Daniel Durishan 
Sarah Dusenberry 
Bette Eakin 
David Earick 
Douglas Eisert 
Thomas Eisert 
John Elliott 
Anthony Engro 
Paul Esachina 
Mark Esser 
Sedigheh Estahbanati 
Mary Evans 
Nasser Fahimi 
Heidi Faller 
John Faluszczak 
Michael Falvo 
Pamela Falvo 
Cheryl Farabaugh 
Paul Faria 
Melinda Farrell 
James Fava 
Patricia Fazen 
Rocco Feda 
Mary Feeney 
Mildred Ferguson 
Mark Ferra 
Mary Ann Ferraino 
Kevin Feyas 
Kathleen Fiedler 
Mark Figurski 
Maria Fioretti 
Steven Fisher 
Stephen Flaherty 


i CHIL/ v 



A common bond 

You may not think so at first glance, but that 
girl in the middle is a teacher here. Valerie 
Pizatt, a 1975 graduate now studying for her 
master's degree in English, finds that her youth 
is a help to her in the classroom. 

In addition to attending evening classes for 
her master's, she teaches two sections of L.S. 11 
in the fall and two L.S. 12's in the spring. "As 
far as communication goes, I think kids relate to 
younger girls more easily," she said, indicating 
that women seem more approachable to students. 

She also said that being young — Pizzat is 22 — 
provides more of a common bond between teacher 
and student. They speak the same language and 
share many of the same experiences. "As far as 
giving examples in class, being young makes it 
easier — you can make it clear to them in terms of 
their own experience." 

Being almost the same age as her students does 
provide a slight drawback, though. At the begin- 
ning, "they might not carry as much respect 
for you as they would an older teacher," she 
said. As a result, Pizzat found she had to "make 
them accept me through my subject." When 
students saw she could assume leadership as the 
teacher and that she knew her material well, they 
could trust— and respect — her more. 

This kind of process "puts much more em- 
phasis on the content," she said. "It's a flexible 
atmosphere— there's a lot of give and take. It 
got to the point where class became really . . . 
not fun — I don't think anyone thinks English is 
'fun' . . . but really interesting and worthwhile." 

Timothy Fogarty 
Barbara Foley 
Alice Ford 
Denise Foresman 
Michael Formica 
Thomas Foster 
Yovonne Fowler 
Mark Foyil 
Joseph Francis 
Pamela Francis 
Mark Franz 
James Fredericks 
Thomas Freeman 
Jeffrey Friedlander 
Christine Frisina 
Therese Fritz 
Lea Frontino 
Robert Furey 
Mary Galiardi 
Patricia Gallagher 
Helen Gamble 
James Gandolfo 
Kathleen Gariepy 
John Gebhardt 
Lisa Geiger 
Amy Gensheimer 
Catherine George 
Jesse George 
Julie Giancola 

Raymond Gibson 
Mary Gies 
Theodore Gill 
Charlene Gillan 
Sue Ginand 
David Gittleman 
Michael Glaze 
Mary Gloekler 
James Godel 
John Goleniewski 
Laura Gostomski 
Arthur Gow 
Tamara Graffius 
Charles Gray 
Mohssen Grayeli 
Donna Graziano 
Judith Green 
Violet Greene 
Kathryn Greenholt 
Theodore Gregorek 
David Grise 
Lynn Groff 
Jessie Grosser 
James Guarino 
Therese Guerrein 
James Guerrein 
Alisa Gumino 
Erich Gunther 
Thomas Hain 

Paul Hajdukiewicz 
Estella Hales 
Patricia Haley 
Jeffrey Hamilton 
Linda Hamrick 
Joel Haney 
John Hanke 
Russell Hannibal 
Marcia Happ 
John Harkins 
Thomas Hartley 
Kevin Hartley 
Linda Havern 
Charles Hayes 
Mary Hayes 
George Hazimanolis 
William Heard 
Patricia Heberle 
Michael Heberle 
David Heck 
Kenneth Heidkamp 
Mark Helmer 
Cheryl Hemmings 
Willis Hendricks 
Elaine Henneise 
Margaret Henrick 
David Herbert 
Rose Herbstritt 
Mary Hernquist 

Mark Herzing 
Daniel Hesch 
Kimberly Hessong 
Gerald Hickin 
Patricia Hicks 
John Hirsch 
James Hirsch 
Joanne Hodge 
James Hodinko 
Patricia Hofrichter 
Ray Holmes 
Michael Hooks 
Todd Hooven 
Joyce Hopkins 
Mary Hopkins 
James Horstman 
Priscilla Horton 
Cynthia Houser 
James Hoyt 
Nancy Huber 
Glenn Hunsberger 
Linda Hunter 
Kevin Hurst 
John Ingram 
Denise Jackman 
Nahid Jadali 
Jeff Jageman 
Priscilla Janocha 
Deborah Jarmul 


A trade turned hobby 

Rev. John Prah has operated his own carpentry shop in the 
Walker Building basement for all of the eight years he has been 
at Cannon. The philosophy teacher learned the trade from 
Brother Joseph Schmidt of the Bavarian Lay Brothers while 
studying at their Wisconsin monastery. 

Back then, he says, most of the work was done by hand- 
sawing, planing, sandpapering. And they didn't use nails, 
either. Furniture was held together by glue, dovetail joints, 
and wooden pins. It may have been more difficult that way 
but "It was the old monastic way of making furniture," he 

Since then, he has been involved in many projects. Besides 
doing minor repair work for many of his colleagues at Gannon, 
Prah has remodeled game rooms and kitchens for his brothers 
and sisters, which included the laborious and detailed task 
of cabinet-making. And in 1953 he supervised the remodeling 
of an old mansion into a seminary. 

He now spends ten to twelve hours a week in his carpentry 
shop. "This is more of a hobby shop. I repair things rather 
than make things," he said, adding that he also enjoys working 
with electric motors and machines. Although he has been at 
the trade for forty years now, Prah does not like to sell any of 
his work or charge for repairs. "Once you make it a financial 
enterprise, it ceases to be a hobby," he said. 

Eileen Jefferys 
Melanie Jewell 
Daniel Johnson 
Felicia Johnson 
Karen Johnson 

Linda Johnson 

Gloria Johnson 

Paula Johnson 

Roseann Johnson 

Sue Johnson 

Delores Johnston 

Bradley Joll 

Clark Jones 

Donna Jones 

Jack Jones 

Kenneth Jones 

Larry Jones 

Milford Jones 

Terry Jones 

Alan Jordano 

Chappie Jordan 

Bryan Joseph 

M.arko Jovanovkh 

Donald Kaminski 

Kenneth Karg 

Philip Kaufmann 

Rosem.iric K.i/imierowski 

Starr Kearney 

Sandra Kearney 

Joyce Keating 
Vicki Keller 
Martin Kelly 
Cynthia Kennedy 
Gerard Kennedy 
Michael Kennedy 
Daniel Keopka 
Dennis Keverline 
Lori Kilmer 
Elaine Kinem 
Thomas Kirkpatrick 
Darlene Kisko 
Karen Kitchen 
Timothy Klassen 
Beverly Klein 
Douglas Klick 
Robert Klingler 
Robert Knapp 
John Knause 
Emma Knight 
William Knight 
Christopher Knoll 
Laurie Kocher 
Jeanne Koehler 
Valerie Kokor 
Janine Konigsberger 
Daniel Konopka 
John Kosh 
Donald Kosobucki 

Joseph Kowalski 
Timothy Kovka 
Mary Kownacki 
Marianne Kraft 
Glenn Kramer 
Robert Kramer 
Robert Kraus 
Elaine Krauza 
Kimberly Kremp 
William Krimmel 
Renee Krizan 
David Kubeja 
Sheryl Kuhn 
Patricia Kuhns 
Bob Kun 
Karen Kunsa 
James Kuvik 
Karen Kwiatek 
Kathy Kyle 
Feraidoon Lahooti 
Jeffrey Lake 
Sheryl Lang 
Barbara Langan 
Carolyn Laniewicz 
Barbara Lanzel 
Lynette Lara 
Terry Lardin 
Keith Larkin 
Daniel Laskowski 

Daniel Latcovich 

Bruce Lata 

Brian Laughlin 

Sherri Lawson 

John Leech 

Debbie Legenzoff 

Patrick Leonard 

Genevieve Lewandowski 

Claire Liebenstein 

Judy Lijewski 

Harold Lilly 

Margaret Lind 

Lynne Linhart 

Rodney Littler 

Larry Locke 

Jeffrey Logan 

Colleen Lopez 

Cindi Lorelli 

Paul Lorigan 

Clinton Lowery 

Gary Lozowski 

Helen Ludwig 

Anita Lund 

Judith Lunney 

William Lupone 

Mark Luschini 

Stephen Luteran 

David Lutsch 

Kurt Maas 


Raymond Machak 
David Mack 
Patricia Mack 
James Mackey 
Susan Mackey 
Debra MacKinnon 
Diane MacKrell 
George Madzy 
Lawrence Majersky 
Elizabeth Makar 
Christopher Makowka 
Fardad Malek 
Michael Mallon 
Michael Malory 
Dennis Mancini 
Michael Mancuso 
Mark Manges 
Angela Mannarelli 
Richard Manno 
Kent Mara 
Mary Markey 
Charles Martin III 
Mary Martin 
James Martin 
Mario Marucci 
Tina Marut 
Terry Marynchak 
Kevin Marz 
Leslie Marzula 
Robert Masi 
Michael Masna 
Barry Mathewson 
Joseph Mazurkiewicz 
Claudette McAdory 
Kevin McAlee 
Joseph McCabe 
Phyllis McCallum 
Paul McCarthy 
Patricia McCarthy 
Timothy McCarthy 
Candace McCloy 
James McConnell 
Jo Helen McConnell 
John McCormick 
Kathleen McCouch 
Ann McCoy 
Phyllis McCrea 
Denice McCreary 
Richard McCullough 
Robert McDaniel 
Jeffrey McDonson 
Lee Ann McEnery 
Lillian McEvoy 
Kimberly McGill 
Catheryn McGinnis 
Margaret McCrath 
Thomas McKinley 
Donald McKinney 
Alan McLaughlin 
Joanne McLaughlin 
Sean McLaughlin 
Maureen McLaughlin 
Paul McMahon 
Kevin McManus 
Bryan McNeill 
Kathleen McNulty 
James McShane 
Tim Meehan 
Frank Melocchi 
Cynthia Messenger 
Marc Metcalfe 
Edward Metzgar 
Alan Mialki 
Edward Michalski 
Albert Middleton 
Michael Mikolajczak 
John Mikotowicz 
Kathy Miller 
Lynn Miller 
Stephen Millis 
Mary Mink 
Mark Minnaugh 

Christine Minor 
Barbara Mioduszewski 
Nooshin Miri 
Cynthia Mistretta 
James Monahan 
Joseph Monocello 
Charles Monola 
Kenneth Monroe 
Thomas Moore 
Margaret Moosman 
Nancy Mordan 
Jeffery Morey 
Deborah Moser 
Gregory Moser 
Brian Moyer 
Joseph Mozdy 
Frank Mullen 
Merle Mullins 
Valerie Muma 
Timothy Muroski 
Neal Murray 
Thomas Musso 
Constance Natalie 
Lamar Neal 
David Nebraski 
Susan Nedza 
Mary Nelson 
James Nesterick 
Judith Nice 
Janet Nicotra 
Carole Niedzielski 
Timothy Niemic 
Jacquelyn Nixon 
Rickey Noll 
Joseph Norris 
Barbara Nossokoff 
Valerie Novacco 
Robert Novak 
Martina Novak 
Thomas Novicki 
Richard Nowak 
Jeffrey Nowosielski 
Patrick Nutter 
Joesph Oakes 
Edward O'Brien 
Philip Obringer 
Rex Ochs 
Gerald Oliver 
Patrick Oliver 
Greg Olsafsky 
Debra Olson 
Donald Olszewski 
Frank Olszewski 
Mary Oslzewski 
James Orloff 
Brian Orlowski 
Tracy Orr 
Dennis Osterberg 
Deborah Oswalt 
Ernie Page 
Diana Pagliari 
Susan Painter 
Alan Paprocki 
Gregory Paprocki 
Joseph Parker 
Marie Parks 
Charles Parmarter 
Cathy Parson 
Nikolaos Pashos 
Rebecca Paskie 
Gregory Passauer 
Lisa Pater 
Charles Patterson 
Kevin Paul 
Andrea Pavlan 
Edward Pavilonis 
Elizabeth Peck 
Sheila Peden 
Gregory Peelman 
Susan Pekilnicky 
Diane Pelkowski 
Eugene Pendolino 


Kimberly Peterson 
Jean Petrarca 
William Petrucci 
Cam Phan 
Leslie Phillips 
Robert Phillips 
Mark Pietrusinski 
Krista Piotrowski 
John Piscor 
Bruno Pisano 
Jeana Pizzigoni 
Donna Placke 
Michael Podobnik 
Maria Podraza 
Jeffrey Pongratz 
Robert Pontis 
Pasquale Pontoriero 
John Popovich 
Ronald Porath 
Frank Porfido 
John Portera 
Carol Potocki 
Richard Pottorf 
Leonard Power 
Joseph Presto 
John Presutti 
Kimberly Prindle 
Gregory Prylinski 
Jerome Puckly 
Kenneth Pugar 
Constance Pulliam 
Larry Pustelak 

Margaret Quinn 
Gerald Ramsdell 
Keith Ramsey 
Judith Randolph 
Edward Rapp 
Janis Ray 
Frank Rea 
Kathleen Reagan 
Floretta Reese 
Thomas Reese 
Brian Reffner 
Rene Reitz 
Juanita Reichel 
Robert Reinke 
Joseph Reno 
Carol Restuccia 
Patricia Rettger 
Alan Reynolds 
Jaye Rhoads 
Brian Rice 
Nancy Rich 
John Richardson 
David Ritchie 
James Ritenour 
Ralph Ritter 
Patricia Rizzo 
Robert Roache 
Dennis Roberts 
William Roberts 
Jo Carrie Robinson 
Lawrence Robison 
Wayne Robinson 

Michael Roderick 
Andrew Roe 
Paul Rolen 
Mark Rosenthal 
Karen Roseto 
Arthur Ross 
Nicholas Ross 
Jeffrey Rostas 
Carl Roth 
Jeffrey Rouch 
Jerome Rowan 
Duncan Rowe 
Donna Rupp 
William Russell 
Mary Russo 
Peggy Rutkowski 
Kathleen Rutkowski 
Edward Rutkowski 
Karen Ryan 
Michael Ryba 
Mark Ryczko 
Anne Rydesky 
Stanley Rysz 
Michael Sabo 
William Sachse 
Victoria Sadowski 
Renee Saggio 
Suzanne Sajewski 
Herman Salcedo 
Mark Salen 
Ivan Samoilo 
Chris Samulewski 

Mary Sandy 
Doris Sansom 
Gregory Santora 
Lisa Savelli 
James Say 
Anne Sayers 
Albert Scalera 
Jeffrey Scales 
Elizabeth Scalzitti 
Rita Scarnati 
Ronald Schaaf 
Annette Schaal 
Mary Jo Scheffner 
Thomas Schlecht 
Ann Schneider 
Dale Schreckengost 
Howard Schultz 
Kathryn Schultz 
Darcy Schumacher 
Brandy Schuyler 
Mary Anne Scottino 
Rita Scrimenti 
Richard Scutella 
Linda Sedler 
Mary Ann See 
Su Ann Sekula 
Richard Serafin 
Lawrance Serena 
Robert Shaffer 
Debbie Shallenberger 
Dennis Shannon 
Bijan Shayesteh 

This eight o'clock Latin class is a scene many seminarians are not likely to forget. Currently, seminarians are required to take two years of 
Latin in their freshman and sophomore years, according to the Very Rev. Salvatore Luzzi, rector of St. Mark's Seminary. He explained that 
even though the Mass and liturgy are no longer celebrated in Latin, the seminarians will need a basic knowledge of the language in order 
to do their graduate research in theology. And there is no room for resistance. "It's just a requirement for a theologate," he said. After 
completing their bachelor's degree — where they can major in whatever interests them — seminarians have four more years of study to 
look forward to at a theologate, or graduate school of theology. Nonetheless, you can find many a seminarian grumbling, however softly, 
at the thought of encountering Catullus and Vergil at eight in the morning, ft tu, Doc Peterson? 


Charles Shearei 

Austin Shealey 
Jacqueline Shearer 
Shu Icy Shields 
Mi( hael Shim 
John Shore 
Owen Short 
Patricia Shufesky 
Susan Shugart 
Devorah Siegel 
Denise Siekmann 
Paul Sihto 
Louis Silverman 
Jean Simmons 
Joanne Simmons 
John Simon 
Jeffrey Simone 
Michael Simons 
Deborah Singer 
Jane Siple 
Mark Sitarik 
Nicholas Sivillo 
Douglas Skelly 
Kimberly Skinner 
Stanley Sligh 
Philip Slomski 
Barbara Smith 
Beverly Smith 
Charles Smith 
David Smith 
Janice Smith 
Karen Smith 
Lori Smith 
Mark Smith 
Philip Smith 
Ronald Smith 
Yvonne Smith 
Francis Snyder 
Judy Solymosi 
Sheila Sonnet 
Gail Sovyak 
Kathleen Spangler 
Robert Spangler 
Paula Speice 
Donald Spencer 
Mark Squeglia 
Raymond Stanton 
John Stapf 
Christine Starr 
Douglas Starr 
Stephen Stec 
Marlene Stefanowicz 
Tami Stefick 
John Stehr 
Kim Steiner 
Mary Steiner 
Karen Stephens 
Garrett Stewart 
Heather Stewart 
Daniel Stickell 
Ronald Stiftinger 
Thelma Stokes 
Peter Stolz 
Brian Stone 
Tommie Stovall 
George Strasbaugh 
Bonnie Strenio 
Thomas Strenio 
Timothy Sullivan 
Diane Suit 
Joseph Sunseri 
Dan Susi 
Richard Swaney 
Robert Swanter 
Tad Swift 
Mary Ann Szabo 
Nancy Szczutkowski 
Leo Szczesny 
Jean Szmyd 
Steve Szymkiewicz 
David Taccone 
Charles Tahara 

Mark Tanenbaum 
Michael Tann 
Randy Tapper 
Sandra Tate 
Tamara Taylor 
Nikoo Tehrani 
Anna Terpko 
Argola Thompson 
Dennis Thompson 
James Thompson 
James Thorwart 
Linda Thunberg 
Mark Tillman 
George Tirak 
Cynthia Tomson 
John Torok 
William Trabold 
Ronald Trapp 
James Travers 
Timothy Trawinski 
Matthew Reese 
Vincent Trejchel 
Grace Trocki 
Kenneth Tromans 
Michael Tronetti 
Lynn Troyer 
David Trusel 
Cindy Tuberson 
Patricia Tullio 

Robert Tupek 
Pamela Twillie 
Cynthia Ul 
Andrew Urbaniak 
Jacqueline Valentic 
Kathleen Valentovish 
Mary Ellen Valimont 
Paul Vandusen 
Michael Vanriper 
Joanne Veit 
Thomas Vereb 
Mary Vickey 

Joseph Villella 
Michael Vitale 
Susan Volpone 
Janice Vorsheck 
Richard Wagner 
Robert Wagner 
Merna Waisley 
Daniel Walker 
Mark Walko 
Judith Walsh 
Ross Walter 
Sherryl Walter 
Nancy Ward 
Lu Ann Washkow 
William Watson 
Andrea Wawrzyniak 
Margaret Webb 
Kimberly Webster 
Barbara Weckesser 
Douglas Weis 
Larry Weis 
Sally Weldon 
John Wells 
Douglas Wert 
Yvonne Wesley 
Mark Wetzel 
Pamela Whartenby 
Cheryl White 
Claudia White 
Tracy Whitted 
Joseph Wiczlinski 
Stephen Wieczorek 
William Wiegmann 
Lisa Wien 
Sue Wiggins 
Joyce Wiley 
Pamela Wiley 
Clara Williams 
Karl Williams 
Kenneth Williams 
Lee Ann Williams 

Lynn Williams 
Paulette Williams 
Roger Williams 
Sloan Williams 
Kyle Williamson 
Carole Willman 
David Wilson 
Douglas Wilson 
Robert Wiltfeuer 
James Wilwohl 
Edward Wingard 
Carrie Wink 
Joseph Wirag 
James Witko 
Susan Withrow 
Janet Wolfe 
Anthony Woodmancy 
Carl Woods 
Judith Woodson 
Camille Wozniak 
Juanita Wright 
Thomas Wright 
Marcella Wroblewski 
Mark Wyman 
Timothy Wynne 
Donna Yambor 
William Yanicko 
Christopher Yeakle 
Ann Yezzi 
Patricia Yoculan 
Kevin Yurkovic 
Susan Yuskovic 
Jo Anne Zasada 
John Zatkiewicz 
Jane Zeiner 
Kenneth Zebracki 
William Zeiner 
Clifford Ziegler 
William Zimmerman 
Jane Zuber 
Patricia Zuccaro 
Gary Zuzo 


Take a walk 

on the married side 

So, you measly 20-year-olds with five term papers due tomorrow, 
three parties to go to tonight, and about fifty chapters of your ethics 
text to catch up on, you think you got problems? Try being married 
with three kids to care for on top of it all. Josephine Nelson, now a 
junior, has accepted a steady routine of work, study, cooking, class, 
kids, husband, and housework, all the while inching closer and closer 
to that B.A. in criminal justice. 

She works during the day, studies during breaks and at lunchtime, 
comes home to cook, attends classes at night — 12 credits worth — 
and then returns home to catch up on any leftover housework. What 
to do with the kids? Her sister-in-law watches them during the day, 
and "Grandma gets them on weekends. My husband helps with the 
housework and then watches the kids at night when I'm at school," 
she said. 

There are times, however, when no babysitter is available, and 
Nelson finds she must bring three healthy, active kids to class with 
her. Her teachers have been very cooperative, she said. "One teacher 
bought them pop and let them run around the room — it was still very 
distracting," she said. Because she is able to see her children so seldom 
—on the average of three hours a day and on weekends — she says 
she has quite a time keeping them in line. "The discipline problem 
is one of the biggest ones" connected with this busy life, she said. 

Hectic routine or not, Nelson says she wouldn't have it any 
other way. "I wouldn't trade any one of them. And I want to finish 
— I only have another year to go." (The children are Stacy, 2; Richard, 
5; and (he devilish one who likes to break away, David, 3.) 


John Abate 
Robert Achille 
Michael Adams 
Paula Adams 
Michael Adiutori 
Navid Ahmadi 
Edward Akers 
Carl Alberico 
Tino Alberico 
Willian Albers 
Richard Albertson 
Matthew Alexa 
Daniel Aike'n 
Catherine Allen 
Cheryl Allen 
Kevin Allen 
Michael Allen 
Beth Allshouse 
Robert Amendola 
Mary Andolsek 
Kathi Androla 
Lee Anthony 
Kimberly A-ntonelli 
Kevin Attenberger 
Susan Avril 
Carol Aymin 
Robert Babb 
David Babo 
John Baker 
Neal Baker 
Mark Baker 
Ceraldine Baney 
Carl Baniszewski 
Thomas Barney 
John Barth 
Steven Bastuk 
Mark Beccr 
Andrew Becker 
Linda Becker 

Carol Beddick 
Kathryn Beill 
Sherrylee Bell 
Frank Bebes 
Jean Bernardini 
Robert Bertoli 
Kevin Best 
Patricia Betz 
John Bliley 
Sharon Bogart 
Stephen Bohen 
Edward Bolla 
John Brabender 
Patricia Brady 
Thomas Brennan 
Paul Bressan 
James Breter 
Holly Brown 
Kimberly Brown 
Ronald Brumagin 
Andy Bucho 
Christianne Buckel 
James Budney 
Richard Burchick 
Joet Burroughs 
Kimberly Buszek 
Robert Butters 
Beth Byrer 
John Calabrese 
Karen Campbell 
Pual Carneval 
Pamela Carney 
Lesley Carr 
Mary Lou Carroll 
Mark Caruso 
Rick Casane 
Vivian Caspar 
Pauline Cassady 
Michele Cavalier 
Scott Chadwirk 
Margaret Chamberlain 

Paul Cherry 
Martha Choppa 
Virginia Ciano 
Yvonne Ciarlo 
Carolyn Cicero 
Timothy Clancey 
Gary Clarke 
Kevin Clement 
Lisa Clever 
Michael Coceano 
James Cole 
Donald Colicchio 
Mark Colonna 
William Colt 
Ann Connelly 
Cindy Cook 
James Cook 
Mary Cook 
Lisa Cookson 
Cheryl Coonfer 
Keith Cornetti 
David Corrello 
Barbara Costa 
Mary Courtney 
James Coyne 
Willie Crawford 
Paul Crowe 
Joseph Cullen 
Joseph Curnc 
Diane Cutri 
Christine Dabkowski 
Jane Dailey 
Karen Daugherty 
John Davies 
Constance Davis 
John Davis 

Todd Davis 
Susan Dawdy 
Frank DeFazio 
Diane Dehnert 
Paul Dentler 

Anne DePanfilis 
Mary DiBiagio 
Dennis DiCarlo 
Kevin Dieterle 
Gary Dietrich 
Joseph DiFuccia 
David DiLoretto 
Mark DiPlacido 
Mario DiPlacido 
Monica Dixon 
William Doran 
Francis Dowling 
Gregory Dowling 
Therese Dowling 
Charles Downing 
Stephen Drexler 
Christine Drgon 
Daniel Dubowski 
Suzanne Ducko 
Robert Dugan 
John Dunlap 
John Dunlavey 
George Dunn 
Susan Earley 
Elizabeth Edwards 
Kathryn Edwards 
Rebecca Edwards 

Michael Ellis 
Kathleen Elwell 
Douglas Emerick 
Earl Englehart 
Barbara Estock 

Jack Evans 
Valerie Everett 
Therese Falkenstern 
Michael Farmer 
Marc Fazio 
John Ferguson 
Joseph Ferris 
Kimberly Ficco 
Patricia Figueroa 



Drew Fillak 
Cyndie Filutze 
Pasquale Fioretti 
Richard Fisher 
Kathleen Flinchbaugh 
Mary Jo Flowers 
Leo Frawley 
Paul Freeman 
Robert Freeman 
Christine Frey 
Kevin Friedrich 
Douglas Fugare 
Linda Gallagher 
Mark Canska 
Gary Ganzer 
Redward Gavin 
Ann Genck 
Ruth Giegucz 
John Giewont 
Ronald Gilmore 
Bernard Giordano 
Mark Glynn 
Nadine Godfrey 
Keith Gourley 
Scott Grack 
Lou Graham 
Michael Griffin 
John Groholski 
Christine Grychowski 
Mary Jo Guarino 
Edward Guthman 
Nilakshi Gupta 
Michael Haar 
David Hall 
Robert Hanson 
Karen Hapanowicz 
Deborah Hapeman 
James Haraseviat 
Nancy Harris 
Francia Heasley 
Michael Heberle 
Randall Heemer 
Robert Heintzel 
Debra Herbol 
Charles Herbst 
Cynthia Hido 
Daniel Hirsch 
Robert Hirsch 
James Hobbie 
David Hoderny 
Richard Hofer 
Richard Hofmann 
Darryl Holts 
Pamela Hornaman 
Claire Hresko 
Jerome Hric 
Martin Huegel 
Mary Hughson 
Rodney Hunt 
John Hurley 
Joyce Hyche 
Manesh Iran 
John Jacquel 
David Jahany 
David Jakubowski 
Edward Janis 

Cynthia Jares 
Kathleen Jarmolowicz 
Christine Jarmul 
Dale Jennings 
David Jerge 
Kathleen Jerioski 
Aloysius Jezewski 
David Johnson 
James Johnson 
Jeanne Johnson 
Sue Johnson 
Wayne Johnson 
Tony Jones 
Susan Jordan 
Richard Kadlup 
James Kalivoda 
Keith KallenbacF 
Sarafraz Kargar 
Brian Kazin 
Russell Keener 
Diane Keep 
Elizabeth Kennedy 
Melissa Kennedy 
Audrey Kenyon 
Terry Kerr 
Krista Kieffer 
Blair King 
Douglas King 
Donald Kiser 
John Kleiner 
William Kloecker 
John Knouse 
Richard Kocan 
Donald Kohart 
Gregory Kokosko 
John Konkol 
Myron Korytko 
Patricia Koza 
Regina Kozlowski 
Harry Kraeling 
Carol Kramer 
Drew Kramer 
James Kraus 
Amy Krenzer 
Gregory Krepps 
Carolyn Krkoska 
Suzanne Kruse 
Margaret Kruszewski 
Steven Kugler 
Karen Kuhar 
John Kuhn 
Lawrence Lahnan 
Judith Langan 
Patrick Langcr 
James Larkin 
Anne Lashinger 
Douglas Lauer 
Richard Laurie 
Christine Lebovich 
Debra Lechefsky 
Arthur Leopold 
Arthur Lewis 
Sidney Lewis 
Anne Leyden 
James Lindquist 
James Luddy 
Duane Lynch 

Kathleen Lynch 
Joseph Maas 
William Macecevic 
Robert Macko 
John Mahoney 
Joseph Mahoney 
Todd Main 
Vickie Manzi 
Larry Maola 
Loretta Maras 
Ricky Marino 
Barbara Mattei 
Frederic Mattern 
Mary Matthews 
Donald Maus 
William Mazur 
Catherine Mazza 
Edward Mazzeo 
Richard Mazza 
Kathleen Mazzucca 
Thomas McCarthy 
Peirre McCormick 
Charles McCracken 
Mark McDonald 
Patrick McDonald 
Leo McElroy 
Timothy McGrane 
Cecelia McKevitt 
Paulette McKinney 
Patrick McNamee 
Donald Mehal 
Robert Meinert 
Paul Meleason 
William Mentch 
Esmeralda Menzel 
Vincent Mercuri 
Marilyn Michalism 
Michael Michalski 
Marion Middleton 
Michele Mikolajczak 
Daniel Miller 
Frank Miller 
Gary Miller 
James Miller 
Joseph Miller 
William Miller 
Patrick Milloy 
John Mink 
Regina Minzak 
Gregory Mitchell 
Gary Mocarski 
Richard Moran 
Donna Morgan 
Mark Morrison 
Gerald Morse 
John Mottillo 
Stephen Mudery 
Linda Murawski 
Terry Murphy 
Robert Murray 
Suzanne Murray 
Mariann Musso 
Charles Myers 
John Nally 
Michael Nasca 
Rowland Navarro 
Stephen Nelson 

Timothy Nelson 
Debra Nesselhauf 
Meredith Nicholson 
Marie Niebauer 
Barbara Niedzielski 
David Niedzielski 
Christopher O'Brien 
Mark Ochalek 
Timothy O'Connor 
Kathleen Odell 
Janet O'Donnell 
David Ohman 
Vincent Olewnik 
Alberta Onachila 
Mary Ondich 
Rosanna O'Neil 
Charles Onuoha 
Mary Opalenik 
Jeffrey Orlando 
Douglas Ostrowski 
Valerie O'Toole 
Otto George 
Elizabeth Paczolt 
Robert Page 
Daniel Palermo 
Diane Palmer 
Anne Park 
Ronald Paussaurer 
Lynne Pastor 
Timothy Pastore 
Kimberly Paterniti 
Thomas Patmore 
Francis Peditto 
Bradley Perine 
Richard Peterson 
Toni Petulla 
Robert Pfister 
Vincent Pierzhalshi 
Sharla Piett 
Susan Piotrowski 
Robert Piroli 
Terrence Pipoly 
Thomas Piskor 
Mary Lou Pitonyak 
James Platteter 
James Plavecsky 
Sharon Plumb 
Marcia Pokriva 
Ronald Pollock 
Daniel Polaskey 
James Pomozzi 
Douglas Pontzer 
Patricia Port 
Carmen Priola 
Joanne Pytlak 
Joseph Radziszewski 
Debbie Ragen 
Mark Rakovan 
Patrick Randall 
Roselle Randazzo 
Timothy Ratkowski 
Mary Reagan 
Beverly Reid 
Cecil Reid 
Teresann Reidel 
Kenneth Ricci 


The editor's favorite day 

This is Rich Kirkner. It is any Friday around 10 a.m. His ritual: 
Distribute newspapers. Go to Beyer lounge. Smoke. Drink coffee. 
Talk. Relax, but look commanding. 

Kirkner was this year's editor of the Cannon Knight. Before assum- 
ing the duites of editor, Kirkner wrote for the Knight for three 
years as a reporter, editorial board member, and sports editor. He 
also won an honorable mention for a sports column in the 1976 Penn- 
sylvania Collegiate Press Association competition. Toward the end of 
this spring, his experience landed him a temporary job at the sports 
desk of the Erie Morning News. 

Pictured in the lounge, from left, are )im Cooney, jullia Sheridan, 
Kirkner, and Therese Niedenberger. 

Francine Rice 
lames Rickloff 
Michael Roache 
Michael Robinson 
Jerome Rocchi 
David Rodrigues 
Maria Rodriguez 
Thomas Rogowski 
Nancy Ronan 
James Rose 
Kevin Rosenburg 
Jeannie Russell 
Danial Ryan 
John Ryan 
Timothy Stable 
Michael Sabol 
Robert Sabo 
Julie Sajewski 
Sharon Saltsman 
Patricia Saluk 
Phillip Sammons 
David Sandeen 
Steven Santoro 
Barbara Sapper 
Karen Sawicki 
Eugene Sayers 
Eraldo Scacchitti 
Carolyn Scantlebury 
Gretchen Schlabach 
Wendy Schlecht 
Fritz Schneider 
Timothy Schrech 
Richard Schroeder 
Michael Scott 
Richard Seager 
Kathleen Seman 
Timothy Sergi 
Kevin Shaffer 
John Sharer 
Patricia Sharp 
Mark Shaughnessy 
Debora Shenk 
Thomas Shetter 
James Siemieniak 
Nancy Simmons 
Marcy Simon 
Lynn Simon 
Janet Sims 

Ravi Singh 
Madeline Sivak 
John Slocum 
Barbara Slomski 
Daniel Smigel 
Edward Smith 

Kathleen Smith 
Matthew Smith 
Michael Smith 
Nettie Smith 
Lori Snell 
Mary Beth Snyder 
Diane Sobkowicz 
Helena Sobkowicz 
Steven Sonnenberg 
Mary Sorg 
Paul Sorg 
Anna Spadacene 
Barbara Spadacene 
Ruth Spinks 
David Stanchick 
Winifred Stancliff 
Deborah Stanovich 
Cynthia Stebnisky 
Karen Steinker 
Norman Stewart 
Gary Straub 
Etta Straub 
Mark Suprock 
William Sutherland 
John Swanson 
Kathleen Sweeney 
Robert Szymanoski 
Daniel Tacone 
Sam Talarico 
Winifred Talon 

Teresa Tassotti 
Lynn Tate 
Karen Teubert 
Jeffrey Thomas 
Mark Thompson 
Maryanne Thompson 

Bryan Tippett 
Heidi Tofel 
Carolyn Trapp 
Carolyn Travers 
Joseph Triggiani 
Geralyn Uhl 
Ann Jean Uhrmacher 
Gregory Undercoffer 
Dale Uplinger 
Tim Uzarski 

Emily Van Volkinburg 
Judy Veon 
Mari Jo Virgili 
John Vincent 
Joseph Voelker 
Ronald Voelker 

Bruce Vuksta 
Mary Beth Wade 
Beverly Walder 
Brent Walker 
Glenn Walker 
Thomas Walsh 
Sandra Warda 
Thomas Warnock 
John Warus 
Robert Waruszewski 
Elizabeth Wawrzyniak 
Susan Weber 
Joseph Weithman 
Susan Welch 
Linwood Wentworth 
David Westfall 
William Weyand 
Mark Wheeler 
Paul Wheeler 
Ann Wickett 
William Wienckowski 
Paula Wieszczyk 
Thoma Wiest 
Kenneth Wiler 
Douglas Willey 

John Williams 
Perry Willians 
Susan Willis 
Mary Jo Wilson 
John Wiltberger 
Kathy Wink 
Daniel Wisinski 
Linda Wilwicki 
George Wnukoski 
Judith Wood 
Chester Wrotniak 
Jack Yakish 
Harold Yale 
Kathleen Yambor 
Eileen Yearn 
Yvonne Yelensky 
Scott Yochim 
Nancy Zameroski 
Christopher Zaremba 
Ramin Zarnegar 
Diane Zboch 
Sharon Zeiber 
Michael Zielewski 
John Ziemba 
Brian Zimmer 
Carol Zimmer 
Marian Zingaro 
David Zomcik 


Richard Adams 
Jon Allegretti 
Timothy Amann 
Charles Ames 
Karen Banaszek 
Vincent Barlow 
Mark Barrett 
James Belcastro 
Robert Bennett 
Linda Bentz 
Cynthia Berdis 
David Bernatowicz 
Russell Betz 
Robert Beyea 
David Billig 
Richard Biondi 
Joseph Blanks 
Anthony Bonvini 
Bryan Booth 
Andrea Bordash 
James Bosco 
Jeffrey Boswell 
Kathleen Brickley 
Craig Bridge 
Ralph Brougham 
Donald Brown 
Eugene Brown 
Lynn Bucklin 
Peter Buckoski 
Robert Burek 
Noreen Burger 
Arthur Buterbaugh 
Kenneth Cancilla 

Jude Carino 

Edward Carley 

Laurene Casella 

William Chadwick 

Eugene Cinti 

Mary Cioccio 

Peter Ciotti 

Kevin Clark 

Robert Clark 

Joseph Coogan 

Mark Cooney 

Timothy Coughlin 

James Chrishock 

Tess Crotty 

Edmund Czemerych 

Carolyn Dahlkemper 

Michael Damico 

James Deming 

Camille DiCicco 




Lawrence DiSanza 
Patrick Donnelly 
Dennis Dorman 
Deborah Drozdowski 
Mark Eberly 
Ronald Eichenlaub 
Karen Erstfeld 
Joseph Fshleman 
Gary Espey 
Dominick Espinosa 
Janine Ewing 
Valerie Farragher 
Bradford Farrah 
Deborah Ferrelti 
Thomas Ferri 
Joseph Figurski 
Maria Finegan 
John Fiorenzo 
Santo Fioretti 
Patricia Fisher 
Michael Fitzpatrick 
Wilson Fletcher 
Robert Flowers 
Charles Forquer 
David France 
Michale French 
Mary Glass 
Frank Gredler 
Michael Gresh 
David Hackenberg 
Michael Hagerty 
Gretchen Hahn 
Joseph Hahn 
Mark Haibach 
Harry Hairston 
Ronald Hall 
Chris Hamlett 
Thomas Hammar 
John Hardic 
Fate Harris 
Jeffrey Harton 
William Harvey 
William Hawkins 
Timothy Heberle 
Peter Heid 
Margaret Heintz 
Lowman Henry 
Gordon Herbst 
Lionel Hewitt 
Ronald Higgins 
Margaret Hines 
Hiznay Joseph 
Patrick Hogan 
Thomas Hollern 
Daniel Holquist 
Gloria Howard 
Hultman Young 
Jeffrey Huth 
Samuel llyankoff 
Kevin Irvin 
Gary Ison 
Michael Jacobson 
Darryl Jamison 
Hitesh Kapadia 
Henry Karpinski 
Linda Keeney 
David Kell 
Carolyn Kennedy 
Fredye Keys 
Stephen Keyvinski 
Gregory Kirsch 
Alexa Kitcey 
Jean Klein 
Alan Kline 
Denise Klier 
Thomas Klobchar 
Gilbert Knepper 
Thomas Kochansky 
Charles Kocur 
Lorraine Komorek 
Kaya Kosar 
Thomas Kownacki 

Edmund Krainski 
William Kurtzhals 
Karen Lane 
Timothy Laskowski 
James Lawrence 
l lerman Lee 
William Lee 
Alan Leggetl 
Kenneth Lemock 
Howard Levin 
Nancy Lewis 
Patricia Lewis 
Samuel Lewis 
Thomas Liscinski 
Katherine Lopes 
Mathew Lukasiak 
Alexander Makarowsky 
John Maleski 
Timothy Marchini 
William Masiroff 
Thomas Masters 
Matthew M.M. 
Thomas Matson 
Carol Mayhew 
Richard McCarty 
Augustus McCay 
James McCormick 
Joseph McDonald 
Robert McGarrigle 
Thomas Meara 
Zadeh Mehdi 
David Merison 
Jon Miles 
Douglas Miller 
Gary Miller 
William Miller 
Homayoon Momayez 
Mark Monocello 
Deborah Moon 
David Moore 
Paul Morabito 
John Moran 
David Morosky 
Rodwick Morris 
Hayes Moses 
Mark Musone 
Olga Myskiw 
Homa Nadjafi 
Leonardo Nasca 
Louis Natalie 
Larry Nazarian 
Charles Newcomb 
Therese Niedenberger 
Charles Niederriter 
Marian Noble 
William Norfolk 
Virgil Normal 
Denise Northrup 
Luciano Novacco 
David Nowak 
Lois Ochs 
Stephen Ondick 
Gerald Ondrey 
Lester Osborne 
Thomas Paavola 
Richard Page 
Adrian Pamula 
Robert Parham 
Robert Parlock 
Willard Passauer 
Donald Pastore 
Riccie Perretta 
Ronald Piluso 
Jan Pisarski 
Dale Platteter 
Patricia Porreca 
Marg^ot Presto 
Daniel Purzycki 
John Quinlan 
Ronald Quiros 
Dennis Rausch 
Barbara Reagan 

Sherman Reeder 
Craig Reichert 
Mark Reinstadtler 
Thomas Reisenweber 
Marilyn Renkes 
James Rhodes 
Michael Richrick 
James Roach 
Monica Rodacy 
Frank Rossi 
Matthew Rouch 
Gail Rowe 
Bruce Sawtelle 
Donald Schieder 
Tom Schreier 
Herbert Schultz 
John Schultz 
Stephen Scrimenti 
Frank Scutella 
Ronald Seroka 
Daniel Sharkey 
Jullia Sheridan 
Agnes Shigo 
Paul Shupenko 
Gerald Simmons 
Michelle Singleton 
Rocco Sivillo 
Joseph Smith 
Darlene Snider 
Raymond Sobina 
Sami Soffa 
Barbara Spinks 
William Spring 
Gregory Starr 
George Stewart 
Lance Strasser 
Walter Straub 
George Strenio 
Mark Sullivan 
Martin Swabb 
Russell Swienski 
Stephen Szymanski 

Victor Szydlowski 
Russell Terbeek 
Mary Tharp 
Gary Thomas 
David Thompson 
Catherine Thorn 
James Torok 
Ross Toussaint 
Henry Town 
Barry Turner 
Philip Tylkowski 
Edward Tynecki 
Sandra Vactor 
Christopher Vogt 
Barbara Voyten 
Willie Wade 
Patrick Walker 
Richard Wallace 
Andrew Warholak 
Edward Warner 
Chester Waruszewski 
Thomas Welsh 
John Wenzel 
Donald Werle 
Michael Wernicki 
Robert Wernicki 
Timothy Whitcomb 
Don Wilkins 
Thomas Williamson 
Tamerat Worku 
Mona Wright 
Robert Wright 
Daniel Wroblewski 
Timothy Yurchak 
William Yuskovic 
Seroj Zadorrian 
Mark Zamierowski 
Fredrick Zendron 
Anthony Zeus 
Anthony Ziberna 
Herman Zilch 
Darrell Ziroli 



Living International 

Students relax at the Interna- 
tional House. FRONT ROW: Mu- 
thusamy Ramdoss, an M.B.A. 
student from India; Mahmoud 
Sarafraz, a pre-med major from 
Iran; and Bijan Shaiestea, a me- 
chanical engineering major from 
Iran. BACK ROW: Nasser Fahimi, 
a mechanical engineering major 
from Iran; resident adviser Majid 
L.M. Zadeh, an economics major 
from Iran; and visitors Nooshin 
Meeri, an engineering major from 
Iran; and Shahian (last name not 
available), a student from Iran who 
wants to major in computer tech- 
nology and has since withdrawn 
from Cannon. FAR LEFT: Chung Vu, 
a pre-med major from Vietnam. 



Earth Scienc 

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1. Joe makes ready to present the theatre organ to College President 
Msgr. Wilfrid Nash. 2. Rev. William Biebel, assistant headmaster of 
Cathedral Prep, performed several solo selections on the recon- 
structed organ. 3. A standing-room-only crowd jammed the 
Commons October 16 to witness the formal dedication of the 
organ and to hear the first concert on it in 40 years. 


A pipe dream come true 

1. Joe prepares the theatre pipe organ for the formal dedication. The program 
of October 16 included an audience sing-along, organ accompaniment to a 
Laurel and Hardy silent film, and vocal selections by Mary Ann Kania of the 
communication arts department. 2. In an early photo, Joe directs his helper, 
John Mitchell, in reconstructing this intricate instrument. 

Last October 16, Joe Luckey, Gannon maintenance man, 
fulfilled a dream that started eight years ago. He presented 
to the college a theatre pipe organ. 

The story really began about 1920. Shea's Theatre in down- 
town Erie was called the Perry Theatre then, and its owners 
wanted to install an organ. They approached the Tellers Organ 
Co. of Erie and arranged for the purchase. Tellers was a church 
organ firm and installed an ordinary church pipe organ. But 
it didn't seem to matter. The Perry Theatre used the instrument 
for about ten years before deciding in 1930 to add a percus- 
sion section. That's when the instrument became a real theatre 

In 1931, the Perry was purchased by N.A. Shea and renamed 
Shea's Theatre. Although Shea's continued to produce the only 
legitimate theatre in Erie until the 1950's, the organ was used 
only until the mid-1930's. Then it was forgotten and left to 
gather dust for nearly 35 years. 

At about the same time, on the west side of Erie, a boy 
named Joe Luckey was growing up in St. Joseph's Orphanage. 
One of his favorite times in those days was listening to the 
presiding nun play a small, three-rank pipe organ for special 
ceremonies. Joe loved the sound of the music and promised 
himself that one day he would own and play his own pipe 

In 1968, Shea's Theatre was marked for demolition. It had 
to go to make way for today's Hilton Hotel. The tellers organ 
was still in place, but unnoticed by almost everyone. Except 
Joe Luckey. Joe was working in the maintenance department 
at Gannon then. He remembered the Tellers and he remem- 
bered his dream. 

Two weeks before demolition was to begin, an auction was 
held. Joe was there and bought the Tellers for $300. With the 
help of a small army of Gannon students, he dismantled the 
organ and moved the pieces to four separate locations on 
campus. Looking at the dusty piles of parts, Joe decided then 
to rebuild the organ and give it to Gannon. 

I n 1969 the cleaning, overhauling, and refinishing began, 
with Joe doing most of the cleaning in his own bathtub. He 
knew nothing about the workings of the organ or the intricate 
network of wiring involved in the sound system. "I just used 
my common sense and put everything back together as it was 
found," he said. John Mitchell, a Gannon alumnus, heard of 
Joe's project and gave him a great deal of help with it. 

For several months the organ parts were cleaned, repaired, 
and rebuilt in the four locations. Then the college offered Joe 
a room in the R.O.T.C. building for the reconstruction. For 
the next three and one-half years the work went on. After 
thousands of hours and thousands of dollars of his own money, 
Joe had the Tellers ready to perform. 

Tickets were printed, announcements prepared, decorations 
ordered. Then, one week before- the concert, the organ's 
blower shaft — the part that produces air for the organ — began 
to slip and the event had to be cancelled. 

J oe fought the disappointment and went on to completely 
rebuild the organ. In 1974 the college agreed to have it in- 
stalled permanently in the Commons, where it is today. Joe re- 
placed the original church console from Shea's with a theatre 
console he bought in Wyandotte, Mich., making the instrument 
a complete, genuine theatre organ. 

Joe fulfilled his childhood dream. He owned and played not 
just a pipe organ but the only theatre pipe organ publicly 
displayed within 100 miles. He also preserved a bit of Erie's 
theatrical history for the future. 

And by presenting the organ to Gannon, Joe made it possible 
for future generations of students to listen as he did at St. 
Joseph's, to learn to love the music, and most important, to 

— Reprinted from the Cannon Record, December 1976. Also 
included are excerpts from the Cannon Knight article of 
October 1, 7976. 



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Senior Award Winners 

1. FRONT ROW: Deborah Grieb — The Richard "Doc" Beyer Memorial 
Award for Outstanding Scholarship and Intercollegiate Athletic 
Participation; Richard Hockensmith — The Professor Joseph J. Ban 
Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Annual United 
Nations Model Assembly; Nicholas E. Miller — The Msgr. G. Gerald 
Dugan Memorial Award for Excellence in Social Sciences; Steven Pede 
— The Msgr. James F. Murphy Memorial Award for Excellence in 
Philosophy. BACK ROW: Atif Ahmad Ammar — The Engineering 
Council Award for Excellence in Engineering; Kathryn Dobry— 
The Msgr. Joseph J. Cebelinski Memorial Award for Excellence in 
Business Administration; Philip Nicoletti — The Msgr. Joseph J. Wehrle 
Memorial Award for Excellence in Mathematics; James M. Zimmer— 
The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Award for 
Excellence in Accounting; Vincent R. Barlow — The Joe Luckey Service 

Award for Outstanding Dedication and Service to Gannon College 
and The Msgr. Wilfrid J. Nash Christian Service Award for Service 
Motivated by the Gospels. 2. Mary Ruth Kohlmiller — The Msgr. 
Paul E. Gooder Award for Excellence in the Humanities and The 
Gannon College Medal of Honor for Character, Leadership, and 
Scholarship; John L. Johnson — The Alumni Award for Excellence in 
Natural Sciences and The Archbishop John Mark Gannon Award for 
General Scholastic Excellence. ABSENT: Paul Wojciechowski- The 
Department of the Army Superior Cadet Award; Pamela Pickens— 
The Educational Opportunity Programs Council Award for Academic 
Excellence; William Cloekler — The Msgr. Ennis A. Connelly Award 
for Excellence in Industrial Management; Randall Rydzewski — The 
Wall Street Journal Award for Excellence in Corporation Finance. 


George A. Adamson 

B.S., Accounting 

Linda Marie Agresti 
B.S., Pre-Med. 
Herce Alcocer 
B.S., Ind. Management 

Judith Lorraine Almasi 

B.S., Biology 

Atif A. Ammar 

Margaret Lynne 

B.S., Mathematics 

Jon Russell Appelbergh 

B.S., Biology 

Marlene Bandur 
B.S., Medical Technology 
Vincent R. Barlow 

B.A., Arts and Humanities 

Glenn Michael Belleau 

B.S., Business Administration 
Duane Bennett 

B.S., Accounting 

Mark A. Bloomstine 

B.S., Pre-Medical & Pre-Dental 


Gwenda Braithwaite 

B.S., Medical Technology 
Joseph K. Bricher 
B.A., Social Work 
Kathleen Brickley 
B.S., Mental Health Counseling 
Douglas James Bucher 
B.S., Science 

Mary Ann Burich 
B.S., Medical Technology 
Randolph W. Callihan 


Carl M. Carlotti 

B.A., Pre-Law 

Francis Jacob Carnecki 

B.S., Biology 

Robert S. Cheatle Jr. 

B.S., Management 

Mark Robert Chevalier 

B.A., Criminal Justice 

John Ciminella 

B.A., Foreign Languages 

Gregory Lee Confer 


Cynthia M. Conover 

B.S., Science 

Mary Elizabeth Conti 
B.S., Mental Health Counseling 
Patricia R. Cooney 
B.A., Foreign Languages 
John Joel Cooper 



David Joseph Cyterski 

B.S., Pre-Medical & Pre-Dental 

Edward H. Dahlkemper 

B.S., Management 

James Jeffrey Davis 

B.S., Accounting 

Mark A. DeSimone 
B.A., Pre-Law 
Anthony A. Desko 

B.A., Russian 

Gerald J. Deutschlander 

BS., Pre-Medical & Pre-Dental 

Raymond James Deering David A. DiNicola 

III BS, Pre-Medical & Pre-Dental 

B.S., Management 


// * A A U 

Timothy Francis Fox 

Peter Michael Fuller 

Elena George 

James Graeca 

B.A., Political Science 
Bryan W. Francart 
B.S., Management 

B.S., Accounting 
Darlene C. Gaines 

B.A., Criminal Justice 

Linda D. Gamble 

3. A., Foreign Languages 
A/illiam Martin Gloeckler 
I.S., Industrial Management 
Rose Mary Gorke 

B.S., Finance 

Michael Joseph Gregorek 

BS., Pre-Medical & Pre-Dental 

Deborah A. Grieb 

B.A., Theatre-Communication 

Joseph Warren Gebhart 
B.S., Mathematics 

B.S., Medical Technology 
Harry Andrew Grab III 
B.S., Management 

BS , Biology 

J. James Griffey 

B.A., Theatre-Communication 


Roberta Cross Griffith 

B.S., Mental Health Counseling 

Susan Diane Grumley 
B.S., Mental Health Counseling 
Cynthia Louise Gula 

B.S., Biology 

Randall H. Guthrie 

8.S. Biology 

Jo Ellen Habas 

B.S., Pre-Medical & Pre-Dental 

David James Hackenberg 

B.S , Management 

Laura Terese Hagen 

B.A., Foreign Languages 

Harry Hairston III 

B.A., Theatre-Communication 

Patrick Henry Hanlin 

B.S., Accounting 

Diane Stephanie Harakal 

B.S., Biology 

Connie Lee Hart 

B.S., Medical Technology 
William Anthony Harvey 
B.A., Criminal Justice 

Matthew J. Hauser 

B.S., Accounting 

William M. Hawkins 

B.S., Management 

Susan Elizabeth Haywood 

B.S., Physics 

Paul Michael Heintz 

B.S., Medical Technology 


Richard David 

B.A., Political Science 

Stephen Robert Hooper 

B.S., Mathematics 

Russell Jay Horning 
B.A., Social Sciences 
Bruce Edward Hunt 

B.A., Social Work 

Annette Teresa lavarone 

B.A., Criminal justice 

Mark Joseph Jarocki 
B.S., Mental Health Counseling 

James E. Jerge 


David Michael Johnson 

B.S., Accounting 

John Thomas Johnson 

B.S., Accounting 

Joseph Thomas Joseph 

B.S., Biology 


Davis Karotko Michael John Kenniston 

B.S . Mental Health Counseling B.S., Management 

William Koper Lucinda Anne Kibbey 

B.S., Management B A., Foreign Language* 

Michael Edward Kelly Scott Louis Kielmeier 

B.A., Political Science B.S., Pre-Medical & Pre-Dental 

William John King 

B.S., Biology 

Richard Mark Kirkner 

B.A., Communications-English 

Christopher John Klein 
B.A., Political Science 

David M. Jurenovich 

B.A , Psychology 

John M. Kahabka 

B.S., Biology 

Daniel Francis Kalivoda 


Donald J. Kalivoda 

B.S , Industrial Management 


Christopher Mark Knoll Mary Ruth Kohlmiller Joseph S. Krall 

B.S., Management B.A., Communications-English B.S., Accounting 

George Edson Koerner IV Mark Edward Kosobucki James A. Lamp 

B.S., Management B.S., Medical Technology B.A., Arts & Humanities 

James Edward Lass 
B.A., Pre-Law 

Patricia Ellen Latimer 
B.S., Early Childhood Education 
Richard George Lauer 
B.A., Psychology 
William Lemon 
B.A., Political Science 


Edward E. Leofsky 

B.S., Industrial Management 

Daniel James Leveto 

B.S., Pre-Medical & Pre-Dental 

Gary Chester Loncki 

Theatre-Communication Arts 

John William Lukas 


Marianne Lukas 
B.S., Medical Technology 
Nancy Eileen Lutz 

B.S., Medical Technology 

Anthony Francis 


Daniel Anthony 

B.S., Economics 

George E. Mamrak 

B.S., Accounting 

Samuel Peter Mancini 

B.A., English 

Patricia Ann Martin 

B.S., Biology 

John Coughlin McGraw 
B.S., Accounting 


Maryann Milosich 

Steven Charles Nicholas 

B.A., Foreign Languages 

B.A., History 

Deborah Elizabeth Moon 

James Louis Nies 

B.S., Mental Health Counseling 

B.S., Management 

Paul Jeffrey Morabito 

George Ferguson 

B.S., Management 


John Michael Moran 

B.S., Accounting 

B.S., Management 

Virgil E. Norman 

B.A., Theatre-Communication 



Anthony Felix Occhiuzzi 

B.A., Pre-Law 

Louis A. Palka 

8.5., Finance 

Dennis Sean Parlavecchio 

B.S., Pre-Medical & Pre-Dental 

Kevin A. Parker 

B.A., Social Science 

Pasquale Santino Pede 
B.S., Pre-Medical & Pre-Dental 
Steven Butler Pede 

B.A., Philosophy 

Nicholas James Penna 

B.S., Pre-Medical & Pre-Dental 

Thomas Paul Peterson 

B.A., Political Science 

Kenneth Allan Pieri 

B.A., Professional Writing 

John C. Pistner 

B.S., Accounting 

Stephen Edward Pospiech 

B.S., Biology 

Anna Marie Przybycin 

B.S., Marketing 


Daniel L. Purzycki 


Michael A. Pyska 

B.A., Pre-Law 

Jules F. Raclawski 

B.S., Science 

Diana Lee Raszkowski 

B.A., Sociology 

Gil Edward Rieser 

B.S., Management 

Vernon W. Robinson Jr. 

B.S., Management 

Monica Lorainne Rodacy 

B.S., Finance 

Robert Wayne Rogers 
B.S., Pre-Medical & Pre-Dental 

Richard E. Rose 

B.S., Management 

John Michael Rosenquest 

B.S., Chemistry 

Karen Marie Rubay 

B.A., Criminal Justice 

Theodore R. Rudolph 


John Edward Russell Jr. 

B.S., Biology 

Randall N. Ryszewski 
B.S., Finance 
Michael Douglas 

B.S., Management 
Santos Rojas 


Andrea M. Scalise 

B.S., Pre-Medical & Pre-Dental 

Scott Stephen Schaffner 

B.S , Accounting 

Thomas L. Schorr 


Michael A. Seidler 

B.S., Management 

Timothy Bruce Shaffer 

B.S., Chemistry 

Catherine Anne Shea 
B.A., Foreign Languages 

John R. Simon 
B.S., Management 


Michelle R. Singleton 

B.S., Mental Health Counseling 

Gary Russell Smith 
B.S., Finance 

Vanessa Fay Smith 
8.5., Medical Technology 

Mark Gerald Spirito 

B.A., Political Science 
Todd M. Spitman 

B.A., History 

James Arthur Steber 

B.S., Accounting 

Daniel John Stephenson 
B.S., Science 


Alan M. Swigonski 
B.S., Management 
Ronald Joseph Swiner 

B.S., Marketing 

James S. Vergotz 

B.A., Political Science 

Janet Teresa Wasylosky 
B.S., Biology 

Wanita Rainey 

B.A., Political Science 

Ami Rose Welsh 

B.S., Marketing 

mi M^UL 

George M. Stewart III 

B.A., Social Work 

Henry J. Stolz 

B.S., Industrial Management 

Gerald Mark Stuczynski 

B.S., Mathematics 

Aysar Philip Susan 



Mark V. Wichrowski 

Samuel Amachi Wordu 

B.S., Accounting 

BEE., B.A., English 

Gregory Glenn Will 

Francis John Zelina 

B.S., Biology 


Martin T. Wislinski 

Douglas Irvin Zimmer 


B.S., Biology 

Mary Ann Wolanin 

James M. Zimmer 

B.S., Medical Technology 

B.S., Accounting 







Hamdan Hamad Bader 

M.A., History 

Robert Barney 

M.A., Social Sciences 

Thomas Ferko 

M.Ed., Guidance & Counseling 

Larry Gibson 


Robert King 


Ki Hwan Lee 


Amos Zie Mahsua 


Frank Mancuso 
M.A., Religious Education 
James Murphy 


K. Raghavan Nair 


Michael Ohlsen 


Randa Karim Quttina 
M.A., Social Sciences 


Lajpat Rai 


Wilbur C. Rosenthal Jr. 


Stephen Smith 


Marilyn Stubbe 
M.Ed., Natural Sciences 

N. Ramani 


Paul Sachar 


Martha Chris Speros 

M.Ed., Social Sciences 

Patricia Sullivan 

M.Ed., Guidance & Counseling 



David Seth 

T.T. Srinivasaraghavan 

Alexander Wojtalik 







Additional Seniors 

David Alessi 

B.A., Criminal Justice 

Timothy Amann 

B.S., Management 

John Assini 


Peter Babnis 

B.S., Mental Health Counseling 

Stanley Baran 


Mark Bartchak 

B.A., Philosophy 

J. Spafford Becker 

B.S., Marketing 

Ronald Benavides 

B.A., Criminal Justice 

Dan Benscoter 

B.S. Biology 

Kevin Bentz 

B.S., Finance 

Cynthia Berdis 

B.A., Political Science 

Mark Bixby 

B.S., Accounting 

Herce Bolio 

B.S., Industrial Management 

Anthony Bonvini 

B.A., Theatre-Communication Arts 

Scott Brown 

B.S., Marketing 

Dennis Brumagin 

B.S., Industrial Management 

Pamela Bruno 

B.A., Social Work 

Lynn Bucklin 

B.S., Mental Health Counseling 

John Bukala 

B.S., Political Science 

Noreen Burger 

B.A., Social Work 

Robert Burkley 

B.S., Science 

Kenneth Cancilla 

B.A., Social Work 

Loretta Cardinale 

B.S., Elementary Education 

Frank Carey 

B.S., Management 

Ronald Cargioli 

BS., Mental Health Counseling 

Laurene Casella 

B.S., Management 

Eugene Cinti 

B.S., Mental Health Counseling 

Dennis Cipalla 

B.S., Management 

Ward Clegg III 

B.S., Finance 

Mary Connelly 

B.S., Mental Health Counseling 

Joseph Coogan 

B.S , Accounting 

James Cooney 

B.A., English 

James Crishock 

B.S., Accounting 

Susan Curry 

B.A., English 

Mark Deitrick 

B.S., Mental Health Counseling 

James Demino 

B.S., Accounting 

George Desko 

B.S., Science 

Brent Deuink 

B.S., Pre-Medical & Pre-Dental 

Camille DiCicco 

8 5., Marketing 

Michael Doherty 

B.S., Management 

Daryl Dombroski 

B.S., Pre-Medical & Pre-Dental 

Patrick Donnelly 

B.S., Management 

James Donner 

B.S., Mental Health Counseling 

Dennis Dorman III 

B.S., Pre-Medical & Pre-Dental 

Patrick Downing 

B.S., Physics 

David Earls 

B.A., History 

Dennis Edmonds 

B.S., Industrial Management 

Dominick Esposito Jr. 

B.S., Elementary Education 

Janine Ewing 

B.A., Social Work 

Alfred Farmer 

B.S., Management 

Michael Fedorko Jr. 

B.S., Accounting 

Thomas Feronti 

B.S., Management 

Joseph Finazzo 

B.S., Management 

Maria Finegan 

B.S., Mental Health Counseling 

Michael French 

B.A., History 

Michael Gallagher 

B.A., Social Work 

Carmen Gioia 

B.S., Biology 

Thomas Glass 

B.S., Medical Technology 

Pauline Goerlich 

B.S., Mental Health Counseling 

James Goettmann 

B.S., Science 

Joseph Goodman 

B.S., Marketing 

Peter Gorny 

B.S., Management 

Francis Goss 

B.S., Industrial Management 

Cheryl Grabbe 

B.S., Accounting 

Leo Grady 

B.A., Political Science 

Laurel Griffith 

B.A., Foreign Languages 

Gretchen Hahn 

B.S , Mental Health Counseling 

Gerald Halter II 

B.A., Theatre-Communication Arts 

Neal Harding 

B.S., Biology 

William Harvey 

B.A., Criminal Justice 

Peter Hedlund 

B S , Industrial Management 

Howard Heintz Jr. 

B.S. Mathematics 

Linda Herbstritt 

B.S., Management 

David Hollern 

B.A ., Sociology 

Daniel Holquist 

B.S., Finance 

John Hromyak 

B.S., Pre-Pharmacy 

Kevin Irvin 

B.A., Criminal justice 

Richard Jansen 

B.S., Finance 

John L. Johnson 

B.S., Pre-Medical & Pre-Dental 

Timothy Johnson 


Frederick Johnston 

B.S., Finance 

David Jordan 

B.S., Physics 

Mark Kamenic 


Kenneth Kasick 

B.S., Mental Health Counseling 

Stanislaw Kazimierowski 

B.S., Industrial Management 

George Kennedy 

B.S., Pre-Medical & Pre-Dental 

Thomas Kirclich 

B.A., Criminal Justice 

William Kirk 

B.S., Chemistry 

Gregor Kirsch 

B.A., Philosophy 

Patrick Kirsch 

B.A., Arts & Humanities 

David Kons 

B.S., Management 

Laura Kozlowski 

B.S., Finance 

Thomas Kucharczuk 

B.A., Political Science 

James Kuntz 

B.A., Social Work 

Deborah Lamond 

B.A., Criminal Justice 

Alan Leggett 

B.S., Industrial Management 

Rae Lewis 

B.S., Accounting 

Samuel Lewis Jr. 

B.S., Accounting 

Kurt Lichtenfeld Jr. 

B.S., Industrial Management 

William Lindsey 

B.S., Accounting 

Daniel Lynch 

B.S., Marketing 

Richard Malinowski 


Heidi Malena 

B.S., Elementary Education 

Augustus McClay III 

B.S., Biology 

Janet McCracken 

B.A., Social Work 

Mjid Mehdizadeh 

B.S., Economics 

Henry Miller 

B.S., Chemistry 

William Miller 

B.S., Mathematics 

Thomas Morrison 

B.S., English 

William Muckinhaupt 

B.A., Social Work 

James Muders Jr. 


Thomas Murray 

B.S., Pre-Medical & Pre-Dental 

Olga Myskiw 

B.S., Marketing 

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Bet your greasepaint 

If there were a Gannon Theatre Hall of 
Fame, you could bet your greasepaint the 
name "Gerald Halter" would shine the 
hottest and brightest. Halter, at left, grew 
to be quite a "star" in his four years on 
the Gannon stage, and this year topped it all 
off by becoming the first student to win the 
Gannon Theatre Award for Best Actor four 
years in a row. He won this award for his 
performances in A Midsummer Night's 
Dream, Waiting for Godot, Not Now, 
Darling, C ami no Real, and A View from the 
Bridge. Additionally, Halter was nominated 
several times for Erie theatre's Bravo Awards 
and picked up a few other awards from 
Gannon in other categories. The Theatre 
Awards were started in 1963 by Dr. Richard 
Weiland, according to Rev. Thomas Mc- 
Sweeney, chairman of the theatre-comarts 
department. "Gerry's done a fine job," 
he said. "He's really worked hard these 
past few years." Pictured with Halter are 
fellow theatre majors Timothy Clancey, 
Amy Krenzer, and Anne Dieteman. 





He might be the smartest kid in 
the class, but he has no time for 
those who go around stomping on 
other people's accomplishments. 


Hey, here's the boy wonder now! John! 
C'mon over here I have these friends I want 
you to meet I was just teliing them all about 
you what a brain you are. Hey! John!" 

All eyes shift to the tall slender figure in 
the doorway. He has sandy brown hair, curly 
and close-cropped. 

"Wait till you meet this guy. All A's. Every 
semester, for godssake." 

His eyes, normally calm and direct, quickly 
scan the room. No one else there he knows. 

"John! Hey, man, ya deaf or something?" 

For an instant, his features are jumbled in 
a sort of frown-half-grinned smirk-self- 
conscious blush-wish he was anywhere but 
here. Finally, an embarrassed, resigned look 
clouds his face as he walks over to his well- 
meaning but slightly obnoxious friend. 

"I'll have him name all the bones in the 
body for you. He's a brain he can do it just 
you wait till you hear this ..." 

John L. Johnson surely is a "brain," 
though chances are he cannot recite the 
bones of the body just-like-that. At any rate, 
you'd be well advised not to ask him to, be- 
cause, as he firmly insists, that is not what he 
is all about. 

Johnson, a biology pre-med major from 
Sugar Grove, Pa., was the only student to 
graduate this year with a 4.0 average. Per- 
haps only more remarkable is that he accom- 
plished this scholarly coup in three years. 

Now your average slob— the student who 
might really want to learn but just can't 
seem to get settled down, who finds that 
unflappable pinball machine down in the 
activities center more challenging than an 
algebra problem (and spends his time accord- 
ingly), who finds himself forced (in a bind, 
of course) into an occasional peek at a 

Monarch Notes plot summary or a friend's lab 
report, who spends four years trying to figure 
out why this college bit has to be such a . . . 
heavy trip — Your average slob, as I say, would 
probably feel justified in thinking Johnson's 
achievement is mostly the work of sheer 
natural ability, of genius, of . . . luck. 

Not necessarily. This country boy, born of 
hard-working parents of hard-working 
Swedish ancestry, maintains time and again 
that he is basically — you guessed it— a hard 

I don't know how much innate intelli- 
gence has to do with the game," he says. We 
are already well into the interview. It is an af- 
ternoon in late May, and the birds outside are 
chirping and tweeting like there's no tomor- 
row, which can really get to be a pain, because 
John is a bit soft-spoken and the last thing I 
need here is a happy, shrieking-and-tweeting 
sparrow convention. 

Luckily for me, though, he is not all that 
soft-spoken. It's just that he seems to take 
so long to answer a question. I ask him some- 
thing, he looks at me, he stares at the table 
for a while — brain circuits clicking softly, I 
imagine — and then — out with it. 

"It" isn't always readily coherent. John's 
speaking style is punctuated throughout with 
the dashes and pauses and ellipses of a person 
who chooses his words very carefully. He'll 
start off, then pause, then relate what he is 
saying to something he said before, then jump 
ahead with a new thought, then pause again, 
vocie trailing off ... . And then pick up 
right where he started, tieing it all together, 
not missing a cue, not saying once (thank God): 
Now where was I? 

And so he picks up here. "Natural ability 
gets you a long way, but hard work ..." Here 
he trails off, voice getting softer, then: "Gan- 

non's a good school for the hard worker. I've 
known very few courses, very few professors 
here, very few places at Gannon than you 
can't get if you're a hard worker. Ability 
comes in secondarily under that in terms of 
how to get there. I consider myself primarily 
a hard worker." 

And I consider him a hard interview. A 
good and stubborn subject who makes no 
bones about his wariness with this whole 
deal, with this Let's Do a Feature on the 
Smartest Kid in the Class. He gets especially 
cagey when I ask him about his grades and 
study habits and awards. As he puts it later 
on, after he had eased up a bit — "I'm a great 
subject-switcher when people start to men- 
tion things that I've done like that." 

In other words, he isn't going to volunteer 
much of this awards stuff. Most of it is public 
knowledge anyhow. So: 

At this spring's commencement John won 
both the Alumni Award for Excellence in 
Natural Sciences and the Archbishop John 
Mark Gannon Award for General Scholastic 

He is also listed in this year's Who's Who 
Among Students in American Universities 
and Colleges. And he was nominated for the 
Tri Beta service award this year, the Schubert 
Award. A good friend of his, Jo Ellen Habas, 
won that. "You should be doing an interview 
with her," he says. "She's a nice, nice 

Any other awards? 

"Well, I won some R.O.T.C. awards a long 
time ago." 

Which ones? 

"I don't remember the names." 

How many? 

"One . . . two .... Just put several." 

How many is several, John? 

"Awwwwwwwwwww ..." 

He is genuinely embarrassed. "Hey," he 
says. "I don't like to talk about myself like 
that. I like to talk to people, I tell them my 
opinions on things, but no talk about what I've 
done— No, it's not that much to talk about." 

The R.O.T.C. department was a bit more 
cooperative on this point. In May 1975 John 
won the President's Award (for academic 
achievement); the Department of Army 
Superior Cadet Award; the Daughters, 
Founders, and Patriots of America Award; the 
Academic Merit Award; and the Academic 
Acheivement Award. 

I ask him if he finds it hard to be modest 
about all this. "Sometimes it is hard if people 
want to start talking about me, and I get 
embarrassed . . . It's always been hard for 
me— What can you say, you know? I appreci- 
ate their concern. 

"I find it difficult to cope with, but I 
don't find it that hard to be modest. I've 
always worked. I mean, people back home— 
the Warren Foundation that I have a scholar- 
ship from, and my parents— I've worked very 
hard to make them proud of me. Yeah, I'm 
proud of where I am, but I don't think it 
comes to the point where I can't be modest 
about it. I like to think that I can be self- 
confident about it." 

This means no boasting allowed. And, he 
adds, he's seen plenty of students whose 
interest and ability in a certain class make them 
stand out — like a shining candle. "I have very 
little time for people who have to spend 
time blowing out everybody else's." 

He gives me a significant look. "You under- 
stand what I'm saying, right?" 

Right. Back off, he's saying. Enough about 
this awards stuff. 

Well, you really can't blame him for that, 
but what I want to know is, why must he 
keep tapping on my tape recorder? 
^Vhirrrrrrrr. Silence on tape. John is thinking 
about something. Tap, tap. Tap. (Which 
translates as Clunk, Ka-blunk. Clunk, on 
the finished tape, I might add to all you 
aspiring reporters who think it's easier to tape 
an interview than to take notes.) Anticipating 
this horrid clunking, I want to tell him to cut 
it out, but then I might barge in on his 
thinking and ruin his train of thought and 
never get an answer to the question. This 
is a delicate art. I'm getting nervous. 

"Oh, that would be hard to estimate." A 
partial answer. I had asked him how many 
hours a week he spends studying. "The time 
that I spend writing labs, the time that I . . . . 
You'll have to let me think about that and 
ask a little later " 

I did ask a little later. Two more times, in 
fact. He never gave an answer in terms of 
hours, but something he had said before 
might explain why: 

"I'd sav I do study pretty hard, and I do 
spend a lot of time because — I mean, that's 
why I'm here. My primary objective is an 

"But there are a lot of things that contri- 
bute to my education, even in biology, that 
aren't really studying. The time I spend talk- 
ing to my friends about biology, about what 
we read in the journals, is time well spent. 
The time I spend working with other students 
in lab and in the labs I assist in to teach — 
that's part of my education as much as any- 
thing else. 

"It goes beyond 'study' — hear the lecture, 
take the test, get the grade." 

This also goes to explain how the smartest 
kid in the class got to be that way, "smartest 
kid in the class" being a label you can bet 
he will read with that particular blend of 
anguish and hate more commonly experi- 
enced by staring at the blank pages of an 
overdue term paper. 

And it's not that he's excessively shy about 
his accomplishment, either. John, I find out 
quickly enough, is a logical, practical, open- 
minded thinker. For real. So it follows that 
just because he graduated with as 4.0 doesn't 
necessarily mean he was the most intelligent 

student in the class. 

When I ask him if he thinks grades reflect 
natural ability or diligence there is another 
one of those long pauses I have since grown 
used to. All right. This is going to be heavy 

What he winds up saying is that his theory 
about what grades reflect is one big can of 
worms he doesn't have time to get into in our 
already lengthy interview. 

"I think I'll just say that at Cannon I think 
that a grade many times can be more re- 
flective of hard work than natural ability. My 
criticism of this is that sometimes with grade 
inflation you get to a point where a grade 
becomes really not a true reflection of either 
of those things and I think that that has very 
little place in an educational institution. 

"Ideally, I'd say it should be a reflection 
of both. And if it's a reflection of either one 
of those things, then the person has earned a 
right to that — in most cases, a person has 
every much as right to be rewarded for 
diligence and hard work as someone to 
whom it comes easily." 

But this whole thing with grades and study 
and who-deserves-what is starting to take 
its toll. So we get off on a few tangents, chat 
about this and that, and finally he blurts out: 
"I'll give you some decent stuff to put in 
there. I thought you were going to sit here 
and just ask me about grades and stuff like 
that . . . oh, no. I don't want to sit here and 
polish that. I wish people would put that in its 

"It's something that's nice to achieve. But 
different people achieve in different ways. 
My older brother went to Penn State — he's 
an agricultural engineering major. My 
younger brother — he's home working the 
farm . . . and— we need good farmers. 
He's a lot better mechanic, working with his 
hands, than I'll ever be. People should 
recognize that that's acheivement — that's a 
skill — we need it." 

Seeing as he is a bit more relaxed, I decide 
it's time to ask him this next question and get 
it over with. Namely, does he have to study? 
Or does learning come to him naturally? 

I should have seen it coming. 

"I looked through there," he begins 
referring to the list of questions I had shown 
him before the interview. "That third 
question you were going to ask me . . ." 

I'm asking it already. 

'"Do you have to study' boy . . . Do you have 
to study or do you just sit there and it comes 
to you . . ." 

He is shaking his head back and forth like 
he is really disgusted and this the absolute 
dumbest question he has ever heard. He 
lets out a soft laugh that sounds more like 
a snort. 

Time to jump in. Well, John, I say, that 
isn't totally what I think because I know a 
lot of people look at exceptionally bright 
people and think that — well, it just comes, you 
just sit there and whammo! 

"I know some people like that," he says, 
calm as can be. "There are people like that. 
But ... I look at it — you get out of it what you 
put into it. And if you get a course that you 
like, and you go at it, and you learn a hundred 
twenty or hundred fifty percent of what you 
have to to get a grade in the course, you're 
better off with that." 

C nough about school. Even a "brain" has to 
take time out for some general merriment 
and hell-raising, and John is no exception. It 
hasn't been easy. "It never seems like I had 
a lot of spare time so I ... I made time. If 
I didn't I'd very seriously wonder what I'm 
doing here." 

He says he never did much hanging around 
Sullivan's or Friendly's or Antlers. "Just hang 
around campus, around the labs, and the dorm 
. . . talk to friends, talk to people. I've done 
a lot of tutoring, and I'm pretty good in 
English, and I've proofread — hundreds of 
papers— I've read a lot of papers in my day 

at the dorm. Thats something I never really 
minded that much. 

He was also in the R.O.T.C. for one year 
but left the program when he found he could 
finish college in three years. 

But we're getting back to schoolwork with 
all this R.O.T.C. and tutoring and reading 
papers. How about the fun stuff? "Well I've 
always been active in intramural sports," he 
offers. "Wrestling, ping pong, pinball — " 

Aha! Pinball! Is he a Wizard? 

"Yeah. You can put that down. Put that 
down. I've played a lot of pinball ... it 
keeps me sane." 

He also likes to read things outside of 
biology, and enjoys Russian and eastern 
European literature and . . . philosophy. 
Yes. And he prefers the ancient philosophers, 
"I guess because I admire their argumentation, 
their ability to reason towards things." 
He doesn't really follow any one philosophy, 
though. "I guess I'm a composite of people 
I've been impressed with, things that I've 
learned, things that I've liked and reasoned 
and thought were good." 

This is all getting too heady. Doesn't he 
watch T.V. or something? 

No. "I don't watch too much T.V. They 
write a lot of trash today. It's not a challenge 
to anyone — it's just escapist." He does en- 
joy some of the comedy shows, though, and 
mentions M*A*S*H as one of his favorites. 
"It's good entertainment," he says. "There's 
a lot of humor there." 

John grew up in a family of readers. Maybe 
that's why he's not too crazy about the telly. 
"My parents are both only high school gradu- 
ates but I consider them very educated 
people. People in my house — they read. We 
grew up reading at the table. You know, 
anybody who wants to get a jump on 
education — some people are born bright, 
I guess— but a lot of people become moti- 
vated to improve in their early years if 
they have parents who like to read." 

Living on a farm can produce the sort 
of no-nonsense practicality and independence 
John has been demonstrating throughout this 
whole interview. He says his father is one of 
the few people he knows who would know 
how to build a house or a barn. Most of the 
repair work on their machines they do 
themselves. It's good to read articles on 
farming, he says, 'but the real test is when 
your come out and try and apply it to im- 
proving your own farming situation. You get 
that kind of a practical outlook on things." 

I he interview is almost over. After he 
finishes his medical studies at the University 
of Pittsburgh, he says he will probably want 
to get into clinical medicine. 

Clinical? What's that? I ask. 

He turns to look at me squarely. His eye- 
brows are arched and he looks kind of 

Oh-oh. Another dumb question. 

"Practicing," he says. Clinical means 
practicing as opposed to academic (research- 
oriented) medicine. 

"I want to go out and do some things for 
people. Maybe after a while I'll get back to 
academics." His future, he says is open. "I 
like children. I think maybe I could work in 

A nd that's pretty much it, in terms of 
the actual interview. But it seems John can't 
resist one last swipe at my tape recorder, 
that silent monster whose only sin is that 
it makes people nervous. "See, this tape 
recorder won't stand there and rebut me like 
my friends. There's an old Russian proverb 
that goes: Your enemy will agree with you, 
but the wise man knows his friends— they 
argue with him." 

I can't argue with that. 







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Ralph & Joan Hedrick 

Harold & Shirley Heiter 

Mr. & Mrs. Walter L. Helminski 

Mr. & Mrs. E.T. Hernquist 

Mrs. Rita M. Herold 

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth M. Herzing 

Ellen & John Hicks 

Mr. & Mrs. Donald R. Holtz 

Mrs. Pearl G. Honaker 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Hooper 

Mr. & Mrs. Martin P. Huegel 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Hunsberger 

Mrs. Katherine J. Hunt 

Mr. & Mrs. Jack Ingram 

Mr. & Mrs. Leonard L. Jackman 

Mr. & Mrs. John Jacquel 

Mr. & Mrs. Donald Jenkins 

Mr. & Mrs. Edward P. Jezewski Sr. 

Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Johnson 

Mr. & Mrs. John Jordano 

Dr. & Mrs. Thomas C. Kalkhof 

Catherine & Edward Kamenic- 

Mr. & Mrs. Edward T. Karg 

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Mrs. Louise Klapthor 

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Mr. & Mrs. Edward Machek 

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Mr. & Mrs. M. LaVern Mattern Sr. 

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Mr. & Mrs. Thomas V. McCarthy Sr. 

Mr. & Mrs. A.W. McMay 

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Mr. & Mrs. Ron McDonson 

Mr. & Mrs. William McEvoy Jr. 

Mrs. Paul McGinnis 

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Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Mendel 

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Mr. & Mrs. James C. Mullen 

Mr. & Mrs. James R. Muroski 

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Mr. & Mrs. Ray Nason 

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Mr. & Mrs. H.F. Neumeyer 

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Mr. & Mrs. George R. Paczolt 

Mr. & Mrs. Paul A. Pastore 

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Mrs. Eva Piskor 

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Mr. & Mrs. Edward G. Reese 

Mr. & Mrs. Connol Reid 

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Mr. & Mrs. Francis J. Rice 

Mrs. Julian M. Rieser 

Mr. & Mrs. Grey Riley 

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Mr. & Mrs. Herman R. Rocchi 

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Mr. & Mrs. Carl Roth 

Mr. & Mrs. Angelo Russo 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Ryan 

Mr. & Mrs. William F. Ryan 

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Mr. & Mrs. Norbert A. Rydzewski 

Dr. & Mrs. German Salcedo 

Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin S. Saluk 

Mr. & Mrs. Frank Santoro 

Paul & Mary Saunders 

Mr. & Mrs. Pat Savelli 

Mr. & Mrs. Earl Sayers 

Mr. & Mrs. Gustavo Scacchitti 

Dr. & Mrs. Oscar Schmitt 

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Mrs. Mary Schultz 

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Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Shim 

Mr. & Mrs. Victor Silenas 

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Mrs. Amelia Simone 

Mr. & Mrs. William A. Simons 

Dr. & Mrs. Kripa S. Singh 

Mr. & Mrs. William G. Siple 

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Sitarik 

Mr. & Mrs. Maurice Smith 

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph F. Sobina 

Mr. & Mrs. Tibor Solymosi 

Mr. & Mrs. Henry J. Sonnet 

Mr. & Mrs. William E. Spring 

Mr. & Mrs. M.C. Steber 

Mr. & Mrs. George Stefick 

Mr. & Mrs. John Stephens 

Mr. & Mrs. Norman R. Stewart 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Stewart 

Mrs. Josephine Stoczynski 

Mr. & Mrs. George B. Strasbaugh 

Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Suit 

Mr. & Mrs. Leo Swigonski 

Mr. & Mrs. Sandor Szabo 

Mr. & Mrs. Stephen M. Szymanski 

Mr. & Mrs. Bernard M. Thomann 

Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Trabold 

Mr. & Mrs. Gene Valentovish 

Rose & Jack Vergili 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Vogt 

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Volpone 

Mr. & Mrs. William Voyten 

Mr. & Mrs. Richard H. Walker 

Mr. & Mrs. Richard D. Wallace Sr. 

Mr. & Mrs. William T. Walsh 

Mr. & Mrs. W.D. Weissenberg 

Mr. & Mrs. Francis Weithman 

Mr. & Mrs. Raymond J. Wiehagen 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Wiltfeuer 

Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Wieszczyk 

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Wirag Sr. 

Mrs. Elizabeth F. Witko 

Mr. & Mrs. George W. Wnukoski 

Mr. & Mrs. A.J. Wolanin 

Mrs. Helen M. Wroblewski 

Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Yale 

Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Yanicko 

Leo & Theresa Zamenoski 

Mr. & Mrs. Henry Zamenba 


Elizabeth Bucarelli 

Patrica Malik 

Valerie Wein 


Becky Briggs 

Elizabeth Bucarelli 
Francis Millis 
j. Martin Seroka 

Ted Gocal 
Francis Millis 
J. Martin Seroka 

A few words about the production of this book: It's 
not been fun, but it has had its challenging moments. 

Also, a few words of thanks to those who helped 
out with the book but are not listed with the staff. 
Many thanks to: 

— Dr. Dennis Renner and members of his Editing 
for the Print Media class — Francis Thompson, Ruth 
Lawton, Teresa Tassotti, and Tamerat Worku— for 
their feature and photo suggestions. 

— my sister Pattie, her friend Terry Carideo, and my 
cousin Stacie Russell, for typing up sheet after sheet 
of student roster computer print-outs. 

—and especially to Stephen Drexler, sports editor 
of the 1975 Lance, for taking the time to lay out the 
entire sports section. 

Elizabeth Bucarelli 
August 1977 

Becky Briggs 
Stephen Drexler 
Fred Marino 
Kenneth Pieri 


Theresa DeMark 

Anthony Guyda 

Arlene Piskor 

John Ryan 

Mark Zamierowski 

Kenneth Lewis 

Fred Marino 

COVER: Low-angle view of Old Main, converted into high-contrast 
line art, by J. Martin Seroka. PORTRAITS by Arfax Studios, 249 
East 10th Street, Erie, Pennsylvania, and Boston Store Portrait 
Studio, 718 State Street, Erie, Pennsylvania. PRINTED by Josten's/ 
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Kathleen Ditrich 

May 24, 1942— October 28, 1976 

Shortly after College President Msgr. Wilfrid 
Nash told the Board of Trustees that he wanted to 
resign, he had to make another announcement to 
them — he had to tell them that a long-time Gan- 
non employee and friend of many at the college 
had died minutes before. 

Kathleen Ditrich, Gannon's switchboard operator 
for the last 15 years, died Thursday, October 28, 
after leaving her day's work at the college. 

Kathy, like Msgr. Nash, was an important part 
of the Gannon community. She touched the lives of 
many people, and she did it without leaving the 
small glass office in the lobby of Old Main that 
houses the operator's equipment. 

It was never more evident the number or wide 
variety of people that she reached than by seeing 
those who came to pay their last respects to Kathy 
at the Brugger Funeral Home. There were, of 
course, members of the Gannon community pre- 
sent, including students, teachers, and administra- 
tors. There were also members of the local Demo- 
cratic party, whom Kathy worked for; kids and 
staff members from Camp Notre Dame, where she 
was on the Board of Directors; fans and workers 
from the race track, where Kathy's family ran a 
number of horses in competition; and local bingo 
fanatics, as Kathy was an avid bingo fan herself. 

Kathy gave of her time and energies to all these 
groups, and this is what she did for the Gannon 
community. She was instrumental in getting the 
Alumni Telethon off the ground a few years back. 
She was also an enthusiastic supporter of Gannon 
theatre productions, religiously attending nearly 
every performance of each show. 

Kathy also helped people in small ways. From the 
switchboard she directed visitors— and even stu- 
dents—to various offices to help them solve their 

problems and answer their questions. "She is the 
one person to know at Gannon," a teacher here 
once remarked. "If she doesn't know the answer to 
your question, she'll know where to send you to get 
an answer." 

Msgr. Nash said much about Kathy at the funeral 
Mass when he commented that there was rarely 
a time when he passed the switchboard and didn't 
see someone sitting and talking with Kathy. 
Whether it was a joke, an amusing incident that 
happened to her on the job, or her opinion on 
an issue, Kathy had something to say that would 
provoke a response. 

When she would have visitors at the switch- 
board, Kathy would always amaze them with her 
ability to carry on three or four conversations 
at one time. 

There were hundreds, possibly thousands, who 
knew Kathy only by her voice, and some of these 
people got to know her well enough to hold a deep 
friendship with her over the phone and through 
the mail. 

There was a time when Kathy knew all the 
students at Gannon, but unfortunately, Gannon 
grew too big. Those who did know her will miss 

Kathy was a rare person who knew many people 
and loved many people. Gannon benefitted by her 
presence in the community for the last 15 years. 
Probably the only reassuring thought in a sad time 
for Gannon came from a friend of Kathy's on 
the faculty. "I know that other people with equal 
love and dedication will emerge at Gannon to fill 
the holes left by Kathy's death," he said. 

— Reprinted from the Gannon Knight, November 
5, 7976.